Type Gallery – Linotype Killer

Font Designer: André Nossek, 1997

Linotype Killer™ is part of the TakeType Library, selected from the contestants of Linotype’s International Digital Type Design Contests from 1994 and 1997. Designed by German artist Andre Nossek, the font seems to describe the Technosound of the 1990s with its electronically produced sights and sounds. It represents repetition, mass production and conformity. The alphabet consists exclusively of capital letters, all based on a rectangular form, all of the same height, and, with the exception of the ’I’, all of the same width. The cool and distant Linotype Killer is best suited to short headlines.
The book "trytype – experiments in typography" includes beautiful and intriguing examples of Linotype Killer in use. Published by Linotype’s Mergenthaler Edition, "trytype – experiments in typography" is a collaborative project by Linotype and the University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden.

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