Mischa Leiner

The American designer Mischa Leiner created the font Linotype Punkt™ in 1999. Linotype Punkt is part of the TakeType Library, chosen from the entries of the 1999 International Digital Type Design Contest. This font is available in three weights, light, regular and bold. The basic forms are those of a robust sans serif, however the figures are composed of evenly placed dots, hence the name Punkt, the German word for dot. This distinguishing characteristic lets this font look as though it appears on a background of light. One other unique trait of this font is the nature of the three weights. The figures of each weight have exactly the same measurements, the same width, breadth, etc. The only variable measurements are those of the individual dots making up the forms, making the bold weight much darker than the light while retaining the same outer contours. Linotype Punkt should be used in larger point sizes, as when it is too small the dots blur together and rob the font of its ’light’. The font is therefore best for headlines in large and very large point sizes.

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