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Ossip I. Lehmann Type Foundry [Johannes Lehmann]

Foundry in St. Petersburg in the late 19th century, est. 1854. Their typefaces include Renata (1901), Gasetny Chorny (Newspaper Black), Black Grotesk (1874), Yelisavetinsky (1904-1907, a didone family for Baltic, Cyrillic and Latin with shapes that go back to the Russian Academy of Sciences in the 18th century, after designs by Alexander Leo; for a free digital revival, see Elisabethische (2018) by Oleg Matison), Diamant (1937, a 3d shadow headline lineale), Obiknovennaya (1940s) and Obiknovennaya Novaya (1940s).

Revivals include Standard Poster (a Paratype font by V. Yefimov, 1992, which was based on a design from 1986 at Polygraphmash, and which in turn was inspired by the fat didone styles of the Ossip Lehmann type foundry), Chekhovskoy (2017, by Marath Salychow), Elisabethische (by Marath Salychow, 2018), and Elizabeth (Paratype).

In 2013, Vasily Biryukov published the Peignotian typeface Romanovsky at Paratype: Romanovsky is a font developed on the base of samples from the catalogue of Ossip Lehmann foundry in Sankt Petersburg. Original Latin design that was used for Romanovsky can be found in Feder Grotesk by Jacob Erbar. The current digital font is not a scanned version of Lehman's samples but a newly drawn typeface that differs from the original in many details.

In 2018, Albert Kapitonov and Dmitry Kirsanov revived the early 20th-century typeface Lehmann Egyptian from the Berthold and Lehmann type foundries in St. Petersburg, and published it at Paratype.

Lehmann's typeface 1812 by Lehmann Type Foundry (St. Petersburg). It was created for the centenary of the French invasion of Russia, known in Russia as the Patriotic War of 1812 along the lines of decorative engraved inscriptions and ornamented typefaces of that time, presumably by the artist Alexandre Benois. It was used mainly for the decoration of luxurious elegant publications. Later, in 1917, this typeface was used on the Russian Provisional Government banknotes. In the Soviet period of time '1812' appeared to be one of the few typefaces included in the first Soviet type standard OST 1337. It was produced for manual typesetting until the early 1990s. This typeface could be seen on Soviet letterheads, forms, posters and even air tickets. It was revived and extended in 2020 by Viktor Kharyk and Konstantin Golovchenko as 1812.

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file name: Viktor Kharyk Konstantin Golovchenko 1812 2020


file name: Viktor Kharyk Konstantin Golovchenko 1812 2020


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file name: Apostrof 1812 2020


file name: Albert Kapitonov Dmitry Kirsanov Lehmann Egyptian 2018 276278


file name: Albert Kapitonov Dmitry Kirsanov Lehmann Egyptian 2018 276281


file name: Albert Kapitonov Dmitry Kirsanov Lehmann Egyptian 2018 276282


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file name: Albert Kapitonov Dmitry Kirsanov Lehmann Egyptian 2018


file name: Johannes Lehmann Diamant 1937


file name: Johannes Lehmann Diamant 1937


file name: Marath Salychow Elisabethische 2018


file name: Oleg Matison Elisabethische 2018


file name: Marath Salychow Chekhovskoy 2017


file name: Marath Salychow Chekhovskoy 2017b


file name: Lehmann Renata 1901







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