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Kunstler Grotesk

by HiH

1 font: $12.00


About this font family

Künstler Grotesk ML is one of a number of typeface designs that attempts to reconcile Germany’s blackletter tradition with the international familiarity of roman letterforms in a simple, robust design suitable for meeting the demands of a modern industrial economy, while rejecting the extraneous ornamentation of the departing Victorian era. It is an all-cap design with a number of playful ligatures. It has an appealing boldness that reverses well. Künstler means ‘artist’ in German. I had always assumed it was a person’s name until I came across the translation. Lesson: conjecture is not fact. Grotesk refers to a sans serif letterform tradition.

Kunstler Grotesk was originally released by Bauer'sche Giesserei of Frankfurt am Main circa 1900. More…

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Available formats

available in all of the styles:
OpenType OTF   Windows TrueType  

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