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Georg Belwe

We all know Belwe for his Belwe text family (1907 art nouveau font, not my favorite). Based in Berlin, he lived from 1878 (b. Berlin) until 1954 (d. Ronneburg), and was for a long type head of the typography department at the Leipzig Academy for Art. After studies in Berlin, he set up the Steglitzer Werkstatt in 1900 with F.H. Ehmcke and F.W. Kleukens. He taught at the Kunstgewerbschule in Berlin.

His typefaces: Belwe Antiqua (1913), Wieland (1926, a handwriting typeface done at J.G. Schelter&Giesecke), Schönschrift Mozart (1927), and various versions and additions to Belwe (1907-1914) such as Belwe Kursiv (1914). He made the blackletter font Belwe Gotisch in 1912 at J.G. Schelter&Giesecke.

Digitizations of his work include Nick Curtis's 2009 typeface Bellwether Antique NF and in the Scangraphic collection, Belwe SB and Belwe SH.

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file name: Georg Belwe Belwe Kursiv 1914


file name: Georg Belwe Belwe Antiqua Schelter Giesecke 1913


file name: Georg Belwe Belwe Antiqua Schelter Giesecke 1913b


file name: Georg Belwe Belwe Gotisch Schelter Giesecke 1912


file name: Scangraphic Belwe S B 2004


file name: Scangraphic Belwe S H 2004







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