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Wagner&Schmidt

German foundry establshed in 1888 by Theodor Robert Arthur Schmidt and Ludwig Wagner in Leipzig. In 1902, Ludwig Wagner quit and joins Gundelach&Ebersbach (first founded in 1897) also in Leipzig, and then opens his own foundry, Ludwig Wagner. Schmidt stops in 1932, while Otto Schmidt takes over--the company is now called Wagner&Schmidt Nachfolger. Otto Schmidt dies in 1941, and the company is dissolved in 1942.

Wagner&Schmidt was responsible for such successful Fraktur typefaces such as Allemannia-Fraktur (see also Ludwig&Mayer, Frankfurt am Main, 1908), Deutschmeister (Berthold Wolpe; the date 1927 has been suggested), Fette Fraktur (well, their own version at least, dated 1875, with present day versions by that name at Adobe and Berthold. Imitations of Fette Fraktur: Fraktur Fett (Greenstreet), Baron&Berliner (Swfte), Bauble (SSi), Luftwaffe (WSI), F692 Blackletter (SoftMaker), Fraktur (SoftMaker)).

They also made the art nouveau era text typeface Rekord Antiqua (1911: revived in 2020 by Ralph M. Unger as Rekord Antiqua), the upright semiscript Mirabelle (1926, which was digitized and extended by Nick Curtis as Anna Nicole NF (2007)), Donatello (1935), Kurmark (see also Norddeutsche Schriftgießerei, Berlin, 1934), Annonce Grotesque (1914; see also Ludlow), Amanda Ronde (1939; see Stephenson Blake) and Senta (1904).

Under C.E. Weber in Stuttgart, we find these additional typefaces: Colonna Antiqua (1908), Druckhaus Antiqua (1919), Druckhaus Kursiv, Ekkehard (1903), Erika (1920), Margarete (before 1927), Orient Antiqua (1914), Parlements Fraktur (1908) and Progreß Reklameschrift.

In 1936-1937 the company created the Bauhaus-inspired headline sans family Kristall Grotesk, which was digitally revived in Kristall H MfD Pro (2019, Elsner & Flake).

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file name: W S I Luftwaffe 1993


file name: R M U Rekord Antiqua 2020 339388


file name: R M U Rekord Antiqua 2020 339389


file name: R M U Rekord Antiqua 2020 339390


file name: R M U Rekord Antiqua 2020 339391


file name: R M U Rekord Antiqua 2020 339392


file name: R M U Rekord Antiqua 2020


file name: Wagner Schmidt Nebiolo Donatello 1935


file name: Ludwig Wagner Deutschmeister Halbfette 1934


file name: Ludwig Wagner Deutschmeister Magere 1934


file name: Ludwig Wagner Deutschmeister Schmalfette 1934


file name: Gerhard Helzel Deutschmeister 2009 after Ludwig Wagner 1934


file name: Gerhard Helzel Deutschmeister after Ludwig Wagner 1934


file name: C E Weber Parlements Fraktur 1908


file name: Nick Curtis Annanicole N F 2007 after Wagner Schmidt Mirabelle 1926


file name: Elsner Flajke Kristall H 2019


file name: Elsner Flake Kristall Grotesk 2019 298035


file name: Elsner Flake Kristall H Mf D Pro 2019 298036


file name: Elsner Flake Kristall H Mf D Pro 2019 298037 002


file name: Elsner Flake Kristall H Mf D Pro 2019 298038 002


file name: Elsner Flake Kristall H Mf D Pro 2019 298039


file name: Elsner Flake Kristall H Mf D Pro 2019 298040


file name: Elsner Flake Kristall H Mf D Pro 2019







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