Font Designer – Schriftgiesserei Otto Weisert

The type foundry Otto Weisert in Stuttgart created Kalligraphia (1902) and Arnold Boecklin™ (1904).
Traces of the floral forms of the Jugendstil can still be seen in Arnold Boecklin. Alphabets of this type were mainly meant for larger point sizes, as on posters. A decorative feel was much more important than legibility and Arnold Boecklin was of particular importance to the book design of the Jugendstil movement. Today the font is often used to remind people of ‘the good old days’.
Kalligraphia is a cursive Art Nouveau display script face. The typeface has a unique stroke contrast model; the tops and bottoms of its letterforms are thicker than the verticals on its sides.
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