TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Mon Dec 10 08:29:27 EST 2018

SEARCH THIS SITE:

IMAGE SEARCH:

FONT RECOGNITION VIA FONT MOOSE

LUC DEVROYE


ABOUT







Jerzy Desselberger

Creator at OPD in Poland of Alauda (1970). Adam Twardoch writes: This intricately drawn, beautifully clear typeface bears a strikingly modern appearance which remains fresh after 30 years. Although slightly slanted, Alauda retains its balance by using half-serifs. In essence, Desselberger follows Poltawski’s design postulates, but does so far better and more consistently than Poltawski himself has ever done. Initially, Alauda was meant for release on photosetting, with Desselberger having prepared three styles (roman, italic and bold), with over 350 characters each. Unfortunately, the typeface has never been released, and OPD has ceased to function in 1976 due to a financial crisis. Twardoch is working on a digital version with Desselberger. He also made the art deco typeface Akantis.

EXTERNAL LINKS
Jerzy Desselberger
MyFonts search
Monotype search
Fontspring search
Google search

INTERNAL LINKS
Type designers ⦿ Type designers ⦿ The Polish type scene ⦿ Art deco typefaces ⦿








file name: J. Desselberger akantis


file name: Jerzy Desselberger Alauda 1970







Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html