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K. Sommer

Designer of the (in my opinion, disastrous) art deco font typeface Dynamo (Ludwig&Mayer, 1930; now a Berthold font) with its awkward serifs. Digital versions:

  • Dynamo EF and Dynamo Shadow EF (Elsner & Flake).
  • Durango No. 2 (2012, SoftMaker). An earlier version at SofyMaker was called D891 Deco.
  • Elektromoto NF (2011, Nick Curtis). Nick has superb taste, but why he chose to revive Dynamo remains an enigma.
  • Campora (2019). A distant relative by Salvador Rodriguez inspired by Dynamo.

Sommer also created Vulcan (1929). Linotype linkK. Sommer FontShop link.

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file name: k sommer vulcan 1929


file name: Soft Maker Durango No2 2019


file name: Elsbner Flake Dyname E F Dynamo Shadow E F after K Sommer Dynamo 1930


file name: Berthold K Sommer Dynamo 1930


file name: Nick Curtis Elektromoto N F 2011 after K Sommer Dynamo 1930







Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html