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Walter Höhnisch

Type designer born in Dresden in 1906, who lives in Lehre-Flechtorf near Braunschweig. He studied under Rudolf Koch in Offenbach in 1927 and worked at the Ludwig&Mayer Type Foundry as type designer from 1930-1971. His typefaces:

  • Antiqua die Schlanke (1938-1939), a modern family. Has Halbfett (1936), Fett (1938), Kursiv (1939).
  • Candida Italic (Kursiv, Kursiv fett) (1937: an italic to accompany Erbar's Candida from 1936), Candida Schmalmager (1957). Digital versions by Bitstream, URW, Tilde, Scangraphic, Elsner&Flake, Monotype, Adobe, Paratype and Linotype.
  • Express (1957): a brush typeface extended to Cyrillic in 2002 by Natalya Vasilyeva).
  • Fette National (1934). This Schaftstiefelgrotesk or Gotische Grotesk wasmade in stages: National (1934), National schräg (1937), National Werk-Garnitur (1938), National halbfett (1934), National fett (1934), National schmalmager (1937), National schmalhalbfett (1933), National licht (1935). For a digital revival, see Christoph Schwedhelm's Fette National (2013) and Peter Wiegel's Fette National Fraktur (2015).
  • Hallo Kursiv (1959, Ludwig&Mayer).
  • National (1933-1934, Ludwig&Mayer). This Schaftstiefelgrotesk or Gotische Grotesk was made in stages: National (1934), National schräg (1937), National Werk-Garnitur (1938), National halbfett (1934), National fett (1934), National schmalmager (1937), National schmalhalbfett (1933), National licht (1935). Gotisch-National Werkschsrift (1934). For a digital revival, see Christoph Schwedhelm's Fette National (2013).
  • Skizze (1935; aka Sketch?): this script was done at Ludwig&Mayer. For digital revivals, see, e.g., RMU Skizze (2021, Ralph M. Unger).
  • Slender (1939).
  • Stop (1939): a fat brush face. Revived in 2017 by Peter Wiegel as Halt.
  • Tempo (1930).
  • [Deutsche] Werbeschrift (1933). A script in the style of the school scripts Sütterlin and Kurrent. Revived in 2020-2021 by Lewis McGuffie as Jooks Script.
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file name: Ludwig Mayer Skizze


file name: Ludwig Mayer Skizze 1938


file name: Ralph M Unger R M U Skizze 2021 after Walter Hoehnisch Skizze 1935 3


file name: Ralph M Unger R M U Skizze 2021 after Walter Hoehnisch Skizze 1935 4


file name: Ralph M Unger R M U Skizze 2021 after Walter Hoehnisch Skizze 1935


file name: Walter Hoehnisch Stop 1939 from Hutchings


file name: Peter Wiegel Halt 2017 after Walter Hoehnisch Stop 1939


file name: Walter Hoehnisch Deutsche Werbeschrift 1933


file name: Lewis Mc Guffie Type Jooks Script 2021


file name: Lewis Mc Guffie Type Jooks Script 2021


file name: Lewis Mc Guffie Type Jooks Script 2021


file name: Lewis Mc Guffie Type Jooks Script 2021


file name: Lewis Mc Guffie Type Jooks Script 2021


file name: Lewis Mc Guffie Type Jooks Script 2021


file name: Walter Hoehnisch 1934 National Werkschrift


file name: Walter Hoehnisch National 1933 1935


file name: Peter Wiegel Fette National Fraktur 2015


file name: Christoph Schwedhelm Fette National 2013 after Walter Hoehnisch 1934


file name: Christoph Schwedhelm Fette National 2013 after Walter Hoehnisch 1934b


file name: Christoph Schwedhelm Fette National 2013 after Walter Hoehnisch 1934c


file name: Walter Hoehnisch Candida Italic


file name: Die Schlanke Fett Ludwig Mayer 1938 Walter Hoehnisch


file name: Die Schlanke Halbfett Ludwig Mayer 1936 Walter Hoehnisch


file name: Die Schlanke Kursiv Ludwig Mayer 1939 Walter Hoehnisch


file name: Die Schlanke Ludwig Mayer 1938 Walter Hoehnisch







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