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Johann Gottlieb Immanuel Breitkopf

Printer, type designer and type cutter in Leipzig (b. 1719, Leipzig, d. 1794, Leipzig), who created over 400 different alphabets. Also known as Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf. He developed Breitkopf Fraktur ca. 1760 (some say 1793). Walden Font sells a version of this font, which was used for most of the 19th century. Dieter Steffmann's version is free. Helzel's version is sold by Fraktur.de. His simplified fraktur of the 1790s was revived in 1914 as Jean-Paul-Schrift, and was revived again around 2000 by Gerhard Helzel in digital form as Jean-Paul Fraktur. See also Breitkopf Fraktur Pro (2016, SoftMaker), URW Breitkopf Fraktur D by Ralph Unger and DS-Breitkopf-Fraktur (2001, Delbanco).

Breitkopf is perhaps best known for his original music characters. Metal versions of Breitkopf Fraktur are at Stempel (1912), Klinkhardt (1912), Berthold (1919) and C.F. Rühl (1912). Ben Archer writes: Breitkopf Fraktur was the preferred Fraktur of the German Baroque period. With wider proportions and a lower x-height than its predecessors, this graceful gothic type was modelled on the Neudörffer-Andreä Fraktur that had been used by Albrecht Durer in several of his works. Samples: A, B, C.

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