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Rundfunk Alternatives

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Noah Nazir
Last edited August 16, 2018

Rundfunk is a condensed font which features an unusual lowercase with an extremely low x-height and high tail ascenders that align with the capitals. It is a reworking of the original designed by Adolf Behrmann for the Berthold type foundry in 1928. Rundfunk font is ideal for projecting the look and mood of the 1930s.

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ITC Mona Lisa was designed by Pat Hickson, a stark and elegant typeface originally drawn in the 1930s by Albert Auspurg. The original drawings were long gone and the surviving metal type was already severely worn when Hickson studied Auspurg's design for his recreation. The result is a typeface which melds the flavor of the 1930s with current design standards. ITC Mona Lisa displays all the... Read More

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Metropolis was designed by W. Schwerdtner and released in 1928. The tapered strokes give the impression of height. The Metropolis font family shares an attractive, informal headline design.

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A. Pat Hickson
ITC 1991
Monotype.Design Studio
Lucian Bernhard
Bitstream 1990
W. Schwerdtner
Monotype 1929
Isay Slutsker
Monotype.Design Studio
Kim Buker Chansler
Adobe 1990
Morris Fuller Benton
Linotype 1931
Alexandra Korolkova, Vladimir Yefimov and Olga Umpeleva
Gert Wiescher
Wiescher Design 2005
Dave Farey, Arlette Boutros, Richard Dawson and Mourad Boutros
Monotype 2008

Michael Johnson
Monotype 1990

David Quay
ITC 1988
Nick Shinn