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Max Bittrof

German type designer (1890, Frankfurt/Oder-1972, Frankfurt/Main), who made Element Fraktur (1933-1934, Bauerische Giesserei). Ben Archer writes: Element was Max Bittroff's rational attempt to solve a dispute raging within German typography of the middle 20th century; the rivalry of two competing orthographies - blackletter or `gotisch' versus roman or `antiqua'. While Rudolf Koch's Peter Jessen Schrift was also an attempt to provide a synthesis between blackletter and roman styles, it was intended as a private press face. Element was released as a fully commercial typeface in four weights by a larger foundry, Bauer, which had a programme of modernized blackletter typefaces, such as Tannenberg, National and Gotenberg.

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