The German designer Gabriele Laubinger created the font in 1997. This font is part of the Take Type Library, chosen from the entries of the Linotype sponsored International Digital Type Design Contests of 1994 and 1997. Its most distinguishing characteristic is the contrast between the wide, rounded capital letters and the tall, narrow and pointed lower case. Another factor which makes this font so unique is the way Laubinger worked with stroke contrasts, using heavy strokes in the top third of the characters and diminishing to extremely light strokes at the bottom. Linotype Sangue makes a mysterious, secretive impression. It is best used for headlines and displays and shorters texts with point sizes of 12 and larger.
Linotype Sangue is a winner font of the 2nd Type Design Contest.