Walbaum

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Credits

Designer(s)
Justus Walbaum
Foundry(ies)
Monotype
Release Year
1804
Country of Origin
Germany
Classification
Serif, Modern, Didone
Original Format
Metal (Foundry)
Distributor(s)
Linotype
Tags
didone, german, modern, serif, text

Background

Designed in the early 1800’s by Justus Erich Walbaum. Originally punchcut in Weimar, the designer was inspired by other Modern Didone typefaces that had been created, such as Bodoni and Didot. Its extreme vertical stress, and fine hairlines contrasted with bold main strokes are typical of Modern fonts, yet Walbaum has many unique character quirks that make it open, warm, and very graceful.

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