Erbar

Credits

Designer(s)
Jakob Erbar
Foundry(ies)
Ludwig & Mayer
Release Year
1923
Country of Origin
Germany
Classification
Sans Serif, Geometric Sans
Original Format
Metal (Foundry)
Distributor(s)
Linotype
Tags
1920s, futura, geometric, german, modernist, sans

Background

Erbar or Erbar Grotesk, designed by Jakob Erbar (Ludwig & Mayer) in the early 1920s, is a truly key design from a historical viewpoint. None other than Paul Renner studied Erbar and used this knowledge in the design of his famous Futura. Erbar is a beautiful constructive Grotesk perfectly mirroring the Zeitgeist of the 1920s.

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