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W. Drugulin

German foundry established in 1800 and based in Leipzig. It became Haag-Drugulin, as ATypI explains: The Offizin Haag-Drugulin has played a significant role in publishing, printing and literary history. Its origins can be traced back to the 18th Century. 1829, when Friedrich Nies from Offenbach acquired the printing workshop, is regarded as the year of its foundation. As early as 1831, Nies had attached a type foundry to the business, which he equipped with typefaces for setting Oriental languages. Since then, the printing workshop has always been a synonym for typographic diversity and quality. At the end of the 19th Century, it was even trying to take the place of the lavishly equipped state printing works in Vienna and Paris in the field of Oriental languages. In spite of these conditions, business did not always develop smoothly. After the First World War the interest for Oriental books waned. And people no longer had any money for lavishly designed books, once a speciality of the company. In 1928 the company merged with the Haag printing house, which had moved into the area, and it has traded as Offizin Haag-Drugulin since that time. Typefaces first developed at Offizin W. Drugulin include Ehmcke Fraktur (1910, F.H. Ehmcke) and this blackletter wood type. The type division was acquired by D. Stempel in 1919. Haag-Drugulin published Anwendungsproben der schönsten Drugulin Schriften erstes heft (1932) [see here].

Hebrew typefaces in their collection include Hebraeisch II, Hebraeisch I, Maruba, Hebraeisch IV, Schreibschrift, and Rabbinische.

The story of Drugulin was told by Peter Gericke and Wolfgang Hendlmeier in 1993: I, II, III, IV.

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Foundries of the 19th century ⦿ Extinct 20th century foundries ⦿ German type scene ⦿ Wood Type ⦿ Hebrew font links ⦿

file name: Drugulin Drugulkin Fraktur Wood Type 1930

file name: Drugulin Hebraeisch I I Hebraeisch I Maruba Hebraeisch I V

file name: Drugulin Schreibschrift Rabbinische

file name: Haag Drugulin Offices

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