Wittenberger Fraktur

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Credits

Designer(s)
Monotype Design Studio
Foundry(ies)
Monotype
Release Year
1906
Country of Origin
Germany
Classification
Blackletter, Fraktur
Original Format
Metal (Machine Composition)
Distributor(s)
MyFonts
Tags
1900s, blackletter, fraktur

Background

Wittenberger Fraktur is one of the oldest Monotype faces and was released in 1906 in the two weights, normal and bold. It was based on the School Fraktur of Schelter & Giesecke, which in turn are based on the fonts favored and often used by early 16th Century printers in Wittenberg. It was the door of the Schlosskirche in Wittenberg on which Luther nailed his 95 theses. For this reason, types similar to Wittenberger Fraktur are particularly associated with Lutheran theology.

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