Type Gallery – Duc De Berry

Font Designer: Gottfried Pott, 1999
About the typeface:
Duc De Berry™ is characterized by two major traits: on one hand, the subdued, closed forms of the lower case characters; on the other, the lively lines of the capitals.
These seemingly opposing forces make the tension in Duc De Berry especially appealing. Each individual capital letter could also serve as an initial to add interesting emphasis to modern typography.

Historical note:
Next to the Gothic Minuscule, numerous variations of the Gothic script evolved between the 13th and the 16th centuries. Here, the handwritten form also inspired formal bookfaces. The energetic stroke and the linear character are trademarks of the so-called ‘Bastarda’ typeface which bridged the development of the Gothic Minuscule and the Gothic Script. The development of this style was supported strongly during the realm of Duc De Berry in France.
Duc De Berry contains one weight, Duc De Berry regular/Duc De Berry DFR*.

* DFR layouts (Deutsche Fraktur) include historic ligatures and a long s. They are provided free of charge with many black and broken letter faces from Linotype.
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