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Johannes Boehland

Painter and graphic designer, b. Berlin, 1903, d. Berlin, 1964. He ataught at several schools in Berlin and Wiesbaden. He created the script typeface Balzac in 1951 at D. Stempel AG. Balzac shows the hand of a painter in each glyph. Books and articles about Johannes Boehland include

  • Heinz Bartkowiak: Johannes Boehland. Eine Würdigung des Schriftschreibers und Graphikers (1971, Berlin).
  • Fritz Genzmer: Aus dem Schaffen zeitgenössischer Schriftkünstler Johannes Boehland, in: Archiv für Druck und Papier, Heft 2, 1956, pp. 119-148.
  • Fritz Hellwag: Johannes Boehland. Eine Monographie (Monographien künstlerischer Schrift, 4. Band, Berlin-Leipzig, 1938).
There are many modern revivals of this typeface:
  • A good modern execution is B650-Deco-Regular from SoftMaker (original date unclear). This is the one I recommend. Softmaker later renamed it Balzac (1996).
  • FontBank's Balthazar (ca. 1990). FontBank no longer exists and never gave credit to Boehland.
  • FontSite's Boehland (2012). Same story---no credit given. Can be bought at FontSpring.
  • Werewolf (1999). A free font by Deke Martin.

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file name: Johannes Boehland Balzac 1951


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file name: Johannes Boehland Balzac 1951d


file name: Johannes Boehland Balzac 1951e


file name: Johannes Boehland Portrait


file name: Deke Martin Werewolf 1999 after Johannes Boehland Balzac 1951


file name: Font Bank Balthazar 1990


file name: Sean Cavanaugh Boehland 2012 after Johannes Boehland Balzac 1951


file name: Sean Cavanaugh Boehland 2012 after Johannes Boehland Balzac 1951b


file name: Softmaker B650 Deco


file name: Softmaker B650 Deco


file name: Softmaker Balzac 1996







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