Henriette

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Release Year
2012
Country of Origin
Austria
Classification
Serif
Original Format
Digital
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Tags
display, signage, text, viennese

Background

In the 1920s the Viennese government decided to standardize the street signs across the city. A typeface was especially constructed for the purpose. It was available in a Heavy and a Bold Condensed version, to support short street names as well as longer ones. As the years went by, the typeface was adopted and redrawn by several enamel factories. These adaptations lead to variations on the design, and to the fact that there isn’t a Viennese street sign font but 16 — in part severely — different versions. Henriette is not a digitization of any of those versions; rather, it is influenced by all of them. The italic versions are completely original and designed to accompany the Roman.

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Last edited by wasianed on June 3, 2012, 03:06am EST

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