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Benjamin Krebs [Benjamin Krebs]

German foundry established in 1816 by Benjamin Krebs (1785-1858) and based in Frankfurt, which grew out of Schriftgießerey der Andreäischen Buchhandlung. Many of its shares were acquired by D. Stempel in 1933. A list of the typefaces:

  • By Franz Riedinger: Merian Fraktur (1910), Phänomen (1927), Riedingerschrift (1903), Riedinger Mediäval (1929), Riedinger Kursiv (1929), Ideal Schreibschrift (Franz Riedinger, 1927) Ideal I (Krebs staff, 1903), Brentano Fraktur Schmalfett (1917), Archiv Kursiv (1907), Altschwabacher (Werkschrift 1917, Schmalfett 1922, Mager 1923), Epoche (1912), Rohrfeder Fraktur (1909), Rediviva (1905-1907, blackletter in halbfett and schmalfett; also called Deutsche Werkschrift Rediviva), Altschwabacher Werkschrift (1918).
  • By A. Auspurg: Brentano Fraktur (1916), Federzug Antiqua (1913), Nürnberger Kanzlei (1906), Schönbrunn (1928), Trajan Versalien (1928).
  • By P.E. Lautenbach: Epoche (1912), Frankfurter Buchschrift (1906).
  • By L. von Hohlwein: Hohlweinschrift (1907).
  • By W. Grosz: Künstler Gotisch (1900).
  • Hartwig Poppelbaum: Hartwig-Schrift (1928), Hartwig Werkschrift (1927).
  • By the staff: Faksimile (1898 script face), Eureka, Oceana, Robusta, Ideal Schreibschrift (1903; kräftige, also called Ideal II, was added in 1909), Katalog Antiqua (1911), Komet (1907, an art nouveau typeface revived by Dimitriy Horoshkin in 2017 as DXKometa), Pompadour (1911), Reklame Elzevir (1896), Xylo (1924: for a digital version, see Xylo by ITC), Bureaukrat (1918), Buchschrift, Alte Schwabacher (1914), Karten-Gotisch (1903), Reform (1903), Viktoria Gotisch, Viktoria-Ornamente (1903), Archiv-Antiqua (+halbfette) (1908), Archiv-Kursiv (1908). [Reichardt attributes some of these to Riedinger]
Krebs published Handbuch der Buchdruckerkunst in 1827, a 830 page monster. Type specimen books started appearing in 1885 under the name Benjamin Krebs, Nachfolger (successor). An 1890 publication identifies this successor as Hartwig Poppelbaum. In 1916, Gustav Mori published a book on the foundry, Die Schriftgiesserei Benjamin Krebs Nachf., Frankfurt a.M. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des Frankfurter Schriftgiesser-Gewerbes. They were taken over by Ludwig&Mayer, and then Klingspor and finally Stempel (in 1933). Hans Reichardt's PDF file on Krebs.

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