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August 2, 2013 at 5:48 AM #2858

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In the German type industry of the mid-1800s, there was a distinct dichotomy between advancement of traditional gothic letterforms versus adoption of roman ones. Indeed, it was not until the mid-1870s that the leading printing-related professional journal, Archiv für Buchdruckerkunst und verwandte Geschäftszwiege|Archiv für Buchgewerbe, adopted roman forms.

The “rumbles” in German type design of this period are most provocative. The first US German immigrants employed and/or actively recruited by the most successful US TFs began to change the Type World as they skyrocketed the US to world-wide dominance in design innovation:


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