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Zierde Grotesk

Zierde Grotesk

by Lewis McGuffie Type
Individual Styles from $25.00
Complete family of 13 fonts: $400.00
Zierde Grotesk Font Family was designed by Lewis McGuffie and published by Lewis McGuffie Type. Zierde Grotesk contains 13 styles and family package options. More about this family
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About Zierde Grotesk Font Family

Zierde is a take on early advertising, small-copy grotesks of the late 19th/early 20th century, and is largely inspired by Miller & Richard’s own range of Grotesques. More importantly, Zierde is accompanied by a large set of ornaments (+200) which hark back to the look-and-feel of the early-modernist arts and crafts movement. The ornaments in, and presentation of, Zierde owe much credit to J.G Schelter & Giesecke’s 1913 type specimen book ‘Die Zierde’. The strong functional uppercase sans-serifs alongside luscious, beautiful patterns in ‘Die Zierde’ make for beautiful combinations. This early-modernist use of grotesk alongside ornament looks bizarre in the eyes of us used to seeing sans-serifs in more formal, sterile settings. The face itself retains some historical flourishes such as the eccentric leaning angle of the italics, the long cross-bar on the ‘G’, the gammy-leg of the ‘R’, a strange ampersand and some irregular terminals across the weights. Zierde is display face meant for headlines, titles, short-copy, labels and logos. It comes in caps and small caps, Latin and Cyrillic.

Designers: Lewis McGuffie

Publisher: Lewis McGuffie Type

Foundry: Lewis McGuffie Type

Design Owner: Lewis McGuffie Type

MyFonts debut: Jun 27, 2018

Zierde Grotesk

About Lewis McGuffie Type

Lewis McGuffie is a British graphic and type designer based in Tallinn, Estonia. He has a background in creating custom type for private clients and branding projects. His typefaces are often drawn from extensive research and he has a keen eye for the physical, historical and regional aspects of typography. He has also given talks on drawing type and hosts regular workshops on hand-lettering, glass gilding and sign-writing.