German foundry established in 1842 by Johann Peter Nees, Phillip Rudhard and Johann Michael Huck, that was located in Offenbach am Main. Carl Klingspor (1839-1903), the father, bought the Rudhardsche Gießerei in 1892. It was renamed Gebr. Klingspor in 1906. Scans of some of its typefaces:
- By Peter Behrens: Behrens Schrift (1901-1902), a Jugendstil font. It was digitized by Intecsas (as Sprecher Gothic), Dan X. Solo, Ralph M. Unger for URW++ (2007, as Behrensschrift D), Ingo Zimmermann (2008, as Behrens Schrift), and Klaus Burkhardt)
- Eckmann Schrift: the prototypical art nouveau typeface by Otto Eckmann. This Munch Jugendstil style typeface from 1900-1901 is often simply called Eckmann or Eckmann Schrift, Rudhardsche Initialen, or Fette Eckmann (1902). Digital versions of it exist at Linotype, Delbanco, Ralph Unger (Schmuckinitialen, 2009, and Initials RMU One, 2012), Bitstream (where it is called Freeform 710), Elsner&Flake (Eckmann EF), URW, Brendel/Softmaker, and Dieter Steffmann (an excellent free font called Rudelsberg; Steffmann has an accompanying Jugendstil Ornamente).
- Offenbacher Schwabacher (1900) by Kurt Wanschura. The idea for this type came from Gustav Ruprecht. Revivals at Delbanco (as DS-Offenbacher-Schwabacher) in 1996.
- Walthari, a mix between art nouveau and blackletter, designed in 1899 by Heinz König. Walthari Initialen.
- Behrens Initialen. Also by Peter Behrens.
- Schwabacher Initialen.
Foundries of the 19th century ⦿
Extinct 20th century foundries ⦿
German type scene ⦿
Art Nouveau typefaces ⦿
Blackletter fonts ⦿
Bastarda / Bâtarde / Schwabacher ⦿
Dieter Steffmann ⦿