Memphis

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Credits

Designer(s)
Rudolf Wolf
Foundry(ies)
Linotype , D Stempel AG
Release Year
1929
Country of Origin
Germany
Classification
Serif, Slab Serif, Geometric Serif
Original Format
Metal (Foundry)
Distributor(s)
Adobe
Tags
geometric, slab serif

Background

Egyptian, or slab serif, typefaces surged to popularity in the early 1800s. Memphis was the first Egyptian revival, designed by Dr. Rudolf Wolf in 1929 for the Stempel foundry. The letter shapes are geometric and stems and serifs have the same weight values.

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