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Karl-Erik Forsberg



Written by Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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Calligrapher and type designer, born in Munsö, Sweden, in 1914. He died in 1995 in Nyhamslaege [note: MyFonts states 1998]. Studied at the Gewerbeschule in Basel from 1946-1947. He became Sweden's grand master of the book arts. His best-known typeface is Berling (Berlingska Stilgjuteri). His typefaces:

  • Berling. This consists of Berling Anitkva (1951) and Berling Bold (1951-1958). Digital revivals: Berling (URW: the recommended one), Bestseller, Belfast Serial (on the SoftMaker MegaFont XXL CD, 2002 and at Infinitype), C653 Deco (Softmaker), Bitstream's Revival565, Berling SB (2004, Scangraphic), Berling Nova (Text and Display) (2003-2004, Linotype, by Örjan Nordling and Fredrik Andersson, with advice from Akira Kobayashi).
  • Parad (1936-1941).
  • Lunda (1938-1942). A tribute to Berlingska Stilgjuteriet in Lund, a Swedish type foundry (1837-1980) which supported Forsberg from the start. Lunda Modern (1998, Stefan Hattenbach) is an extension of Lunda.
  • Ericus.
  • Aros Antiqua (for "Tryckcentra i Västerås").
  • Carolus (1953-1954). Pen-drawn capitals for Letraset/Mecanorma systems. See C653-Deco on the SoftMaker Megafont CD, or Carleton by Corel.
  • An early unnamed and unfinished typeface of Forsberg formed the basis of the Remontoire family (1998, Stefan Hattenbach).

His books in Swedish include

  • Antiqua, Vandring bland bokstavsformer, Norstedts 1957.
  • Exlibris, monogram och andra märken, Norstedts 1981.
  • Bokstaven i mitt liv, Norstedts 1982.
  • Mina bokstäver, Wikens förlag, 1983.
  • Skrift, Handledning i kalligrafi, Norstedts 1986.
  • Schrift, Wittig Verlag, Hamburg, 1987.
  • Bokstaven och ordet, Wikens förlag, 1990.
  • Vandring bland bokstavsformer, Norstedts, 1992.
  • Alpha Magica, Calligrafia förlag, 1994.

FontShop link. Klingspor link. CV. Linotype page. Bio in Swedish by Curt Ahnström.

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file name: Karl Erik Forsberg Berlingska Stilgjuteri Berling 1951 U R W Version


file name: Karl Erik Forsberg Berlingska Stilgjuteri Berling 1951 U R W Version


file name: Karl Erik Forsberg Berlingska Stilgjuteri Berling 1951 U R W Version


file name: Scangraphic Berling S B 2004


file name: Scangraphic Berling S H 2004


file name: Infinitype Belfast Serial Bold


file name: Infinitype Belfast Serial Regular


file name: Stefan Hattenbach Lunda Modern 1998


file name: Stefan Hattenbach Lunda Modern 1998b



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