Clairvaux Roman

Clairvaux DFR (Deutsche Fraktur)

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Credits

Designer(s)
Herbert Maring
Foundry(ies)
Linotype
Release Year
1990
Country of Origin
Germany
Classification
Blackletter
Original Format
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Distributor(s)
Linotype
Tags
1990, blackletter, fratkur, linotype

Background

Designed by Herbert Maring and released by Linotype in 1990. Clairvaux is based on early Gothic typefaces used by the White Monks. It has the same simplicity of the old Cistercian order but yet is closer than any other bastarda to the forms of the Caroline minuscule, thus making it more legible than most. Clairvaux contains one weight, Clairvaux regular & Clairvaux DFR. DFR layouts (Deutsche Fraktur) include historic ligatures and a long s.

Background Source

  • The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst
  • Linotype

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