Type Gallery – Linotype Salamander
Font Designer: Michael Struller, 1997
Linotype Salamander™ is part of the TakeType Library, selected from contestants of Linotype’s International Digital Type Design Contest of 1994 and 1997. Designed by German artist Michael Struller, the font seems to be composed of strokes and curves jointed together to form characters. Yet Salamander also looks like a handwriting font, in part because of its slight lean to the right. The font contains four basic weights, from regular to demibold, and two particularly heavy doubleweights.
Linotype Salamander is a light and lively font, particularly good for short texts of point size and up or, in its heavier weights, for headlines and displays.