The New Linotype Syntax

The concept behind the origin of Syntax™ was to develop a typeface that merged the grace of a Renaissance roman with the structural characteristics of a grotesque. The Swiss typographer Hans Eduard Meier drew the first designs for the typeface in 1954; 15 years later Syntax™ Roman appeared from the typefoundry D. Stempel AG in three weights: light, semibold, and extra bold.

How to order Linotype Syntax:
Please note: Before you order Linotype Syntax, you should make a printout of the license agreement, which is attached here in english (504 kb), german (508 kb) and french (508 kb) in PDF format.
Please complete, sign and send it to us by fax (Fax: +49-(0)6172 484 429).

Linotype Syntax™, along with Linotype Compatil™, Linotype Optima™ nova, Linotype Frutiger™ Next, Linotype Sabon™ Next, Linotype Syntax™ Letter, Linotype Syntax™ Serif and Linotype Univers™ belongs to the fonts of the Linotype Platinum Collection.
These fonts were carefully digitized and have the high quality demanded by professional typography. All fonts of the Platinum Collection were produced according to the Linotype tradition of quality.
Linotype and its authorized partners offer these fonts only as complete typeface families on Platinum Collections CDs.

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PAGE article issue 11/2001 about Linotype Syntax is available as pdf file. Please download: pdf file german (435,7 kb) Download PDF

Online publication

Available is an online brochure on Linotype Syntax that you can read directly from your screen.

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