German designer Gunter Schwarzmaier created the font in 1997. The font is based on the forms of the first fonts intended for multimedia, for example, OCR of Adrian Frutiger. These fonts could not yet be seamlessly displayed on a screen and look 'pixel-y'. Because of this extremely technical look, such forms have appeared in the typography trend of the 1990s.
Linotype Leggodt is part of the new TakeType No 4 which contains 182 fresh, new, experimental, freaky and above all contemporary fonts.