Jakob Erbar

Jakob Erbar – born 2. 8. 1878 in Düsseldorf, Germany, died 1. 7. 1935 in Cologne, Germany – type designer, teacher. Trained as a compositor in Düsseldorf and took courses in type with Fritz Helmut Ehmcke and Anna Simons. Job typesetter for the Dumont-Schauberg printing works in Cologne.

1908: teaches at the Städtische Berufsschule. 1919–35: teaches at the Kölner Werkschule.

Fonts: Feder-Grotesk (1908), Erbar-Grotesk with the variants Lumina, Lux and Phosphor (1922–30), Koloss™ (1923), Candida® (1936).

* TYPOGRAPHY – An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.

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