Font Designer – Johannes Plass

The German designer Johannes Plass created the fonts Linotype Animalia™, Linotype Atomatic™ and Linotype Auferstehung™ in 1997. These fonts are included in the TakeType Library, chosen from the contestants of Linotype’s International Digital Type Design Contests of 1994 and 1997.

Linotype Animalia is full of surprises. It is like a walk through the zoo, where the j is a shark chasing a small fish and the K is a moose gazing at the sky. Linotype Animalia is intended exclusively for use in headlines with large point sizes.

Johannes Plass designed Linotype Atomatic in one strongly-crafted weight. Linotype Atomatic seems to mirror the fast pace and technology of modern times. The slight lean to the right gives an impression of speed and movement. Linotype Atomatic is intended exclusively for headlines in larger point sizes.

Linotype Auferstehung is influenced by historic broken letter faces, particularly Caslon Gotisch, although the rounded corners give the font a handwritten look. Linotype Auferstehung is particularly good for headlines in larger point sizes.
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Related products

Linotype Animalia™ Regular
Linotype Atomatic™ Regular
Linotype Auferstehung™ Regular