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Fette Fraktur Alternatives

See also: Techno Typefaces

Noah Nazir
Last edited July 29, 2018

This font is one of the most used broken letter fonts today. Fette Fraktur is used to invoke a nostalgic or rustic feeling and found often on restaurants with 'hearty homemade food' or breweries who use the 'good old recipes' of the founder. The font was designed in the 19th century and from the beginning intended as an advertisement typeface. The lower case letters have a gothic character with only the ornamental flourishes making them broken letters, while the capital letters are more characteristic of broken letter typefaces. One could say Fette Fraktur font is a true mix of styles, not unusual for typefaces created at the turn of the 19th century.

Guillemet Johan Mosse Die Gestalten 2011
Do not spit too loud, thank you

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Stick to coffee and alcohol

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That square is top of cool shape

Fette Gotisch font is an interpretation of Gothic scripts in the style of the 19th century. During this time, the individualistics handwritings of the past were used to create and define new broken letter forms. This style has heavily influenced the designs of the majority of today's broken letter fonts. The strong appearance of Fette Gotisch made it popular as a typeface for emphasizing text.

Do not put in food translation

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Danger! Dinosaur area, keep out

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Math is easy, design is hard

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Braise in soy, burnt sneak away

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Write drunk, but edit sober

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There is no smoking in the depths

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Smile, It confuses people

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Funny is an attitude

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