Gotico-Antiqua, Proto-Roman, Hybrid

The poster presents the sources collected during a research programme held at the National Institute of Typographic Research (ANRT) in 2017-2019 , which resulted in the exhibition and symposium “Gotico-Antiqua, Proto-Roman, Hybrid. 15th century typefaces between gothic and roman” in Nancy in 2019. Based on collective workshop sessions in eleven design schools and libraries in France, Germany and Italy, Alexis Faudot and Rafael Ribas revived fifteen typefaces. They are all characterized by a tension between gothic and roman forms, in the transitory period of 1459-1482 when the first humanistic letterforms were translated into type, while others were mixed with gothic forms. 400 years later, some of these atypical types were revived by Private Presses in England and Germany before they went again forgotten. The typefaces were also released as Open Source fonts (find the link below).

The poster scales all glyphs to the same size. Typefaces by Johann Fust & Peter Schöffer, Konrad Sweynheim & Arnold Pannartz, Johannes & Vindelinus de Spira, Johann Zainer, Johann Parix, Adolf Rusch (The printer with the R-Bizarre), the Au Soufflet Vert workshop, Adam Rot, Emery Walker, Edward Prince, St John Hornby, Sidney Cockerel, Harry Kessler, Edward Johnston, Rudolf Koch.

A1 poster [59,4 × 84,1 cm]
Black offset printing on 170 gr paper
Limited edition of 100, numbered
Shipped unframed

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