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Ludwig&Mayer

Big German foundry active in the first half of the 20th century. It was absorbed by Neufville in 1984, which will make its typefaces available in digital form. Type designers and typefaces:

  • House typefaces: Allemannia Fraktur (1908, or: Alemannia Fraktur; a digital revival in 2018 by Mew Varissara Ophaswongse), Allright (1936), Altenburger Gotisch (1928), Aristokrat Zierbuchstaben (1911: digital revival by Dieter Steffmann in 2002), Bastard Mediaeval, Beatrice (1931), Chic, Cochin (1922), Commerciale, Die Mode (1914-1915), Diplomat (1964, see the digital version Diploma by Hans van Maanen, 2009), Excelsior (1914, script face), Firmin Didot (1929), Hallo (1956), Kombinette (1932), Kupferplatte (1950), Largo (1939), Magnet (1951), Manolo (art nouveau: revival in 2019 by Ralph Unger as RMU Manolo), Nelson (1902, art nouveau), Wren, Samson Script, Luminous, Behrens. Kudos Kaps NF (2006, Nick Curtis) is a set of five nice ornamental caps and associated alphabet and border sets, including a Lombardic set, and an engraved set--they are based on typefaces from the Ludwig&Mayer library.
  • Albert Christoph Auspurg: Rasse (1924), Mona Lisa (1930), Brigitte (1935), Krimhilde (1934)
  • Hans Bohn: Allegro (1936-1937)
  • Jakob Erbar: Erbar-Grotesk (1922-1930), Lucina, Lumina, Lux, Phosphor, Koloss (1923), Candida (1936, a mediocre didone family), Feder Grotesk (1910), Fette Feder Grotesk, Erbar
  • Hace Frey: Charleston (1967, Alphonse Mucha-style display face)
  • G. Germroth: Germroth-Deutsch (1935, blackletter)
  • Erhard Grundeis: Achtung (1932)
  • Karlgeorg Hoefer: Stereo (1968), Permanent (1962), Headline (1964), Elegance (1968), Big Band (1974)
  • Walter Höhnisch: Tempo (1930), Werbeschrift Deutsch (1933), National (Fraktur, 1933-1934), Schräge National (1937), Skizze (1935, a script face), Stop (1939), Antiqua die Schlanke (1938-1939), Express (1952), Candida Italic (1937), Slender (1939)
  • Heinrich Jost: Aeterna (or Jost Mediaeval, 1927)
  • Walter Ferdinand Kemper: Colonia (1938-1939, a humanist sans)
  • Wilhelm Krause: Professor-Krause-Fraktur (1930, blackletter)
  • Paul Eduard Lautenbach: Prägefest (1926)
  • Richard Ludwig: Augenheil (1908)
  • Helmut Matheis: Charme (1957-1958, calligraphic), Slogan (1959, connected script), Primadonna (1956, a formal script), Matheis Mobil (1960), Compliment (1965, an angular vertical script)
  • Joshua Reichert: Reichert-Gotisch (1930s).
  • Imre Reiner: Contact (Deberny&Peignot, 1952; Ludwig&Mayer, 1968 (according to Jaspert), and 1963 according to others), Corvinus (ca. 1932), Stradivarius (1945)
  • Lorenz Reinhard Spitzenpfeil: Welt-Fraktur (1910), Werk-Fraktur (1918)
  • Alfred Riedel: Domino (1954: a fat face)
  • Georg Schiller: Lyrisch (1907)
  • Arthur Schulze: Werbekraft (1926)
  • Ilse Schüle: Rhapsodie (1949-1951, bastarda)
  • Johannes Schweitzer: Dominante (1959)
  • Francesco Simoncini: Aster (or Aster Simoncini, 1958), Life (1965), Armstrong (1970), Simoncini Garamond (1961)
  • K. Sommer: Dynamo (1930)
  • Hans Wagner: Altenburger Gotisch (1928, Fraktur font), Welt (1931, slab serif), Wolfram (1930, a heavy upright italic).
  • Eugen Weiss: Hoelderlin (1937-1938, blackletter)

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Extinct 20th century foundries ⦿ German type scene ⦿ Art Nouveau typefaces ⦿ Ornamental caps typefaces ⦿ Lombardic types ⦿ Modern style [Bodoni, Didot, Walbaum, Thorowgood, Computer Modern, etc.] ⦿ Bastarda / Bâtarde / Schwabacher ⦿ Garalde or Garamond typefaces ⦿ Skyline Typefaces ⦿ Dieter Steffmann ⦿








file name: Arthur Schulze Werbekraft 1926


file name: Hans Wagner Altenburg Gotisch 1928


file name: Ludwig Mayer Koloss 1916 after J Erbar


file name: Ralph M Unger Compliment 2004 after Helmut Matheis 1965


file name: Georg Germroth Germroth Deutsch 1935


file name: Georg Germroth Logo


file name: Ludwig Mayer Die Mode 1914 1915


file name: Gerhard Helzel Holderlin after Eugen Weiss 1927


file name: Gerhard Helzel Holderlin after Eugen Weiss 1927b


file name: Richard Ludwig Augenheil Antiqua 1908


file name: Dieter Steffmann Aristokrat Zierbuchstaben 2002 after Ludwig Mayer 1911


file name: Heinrich Jost Jost Mediaeval Aeterna 1927


file name: Mew Varissara Ophaswongse Fraktur Allemania 2018


file name: Mew Varissara Ophaswongse Fraktur Allemania 2018


file name: Mew Varissara Ophaswongse Fraktur Allemania 2018


file name: Francesco Simoncini W Bilz Life Bold U R W originally 1965


file name: Francesco Simoncini W Bilz Life Italic Bitstream originally 1965


file name: Francesco Simoncini W Bilz Life Roman Adobe originally 1965


file name: Jakob Erbar Candida 1936 Bitstreamversion


file name: Nick Curtis Kudos Kaps Five N F 2006


file name: Corvinus Stradivarius


file name: Ralph M Unger R M U Manolo 2019 329998


file name: Ralph M Unger R M U Manolo 2019 329999


file name: Ralph M Unger R M U Manolo 2019 330000


file name: Ralph M Unger R M U Manolo 2019


file name: Ralph M Unger R M U Skizze 2021 after Walter Hoehnisch Skizze 1935 3


file name: Ralph M Unger R M U Skizze 2021 after Walter Hoehnisch Skizze 1935 4


file name: Ralph M Unger R M U Skizze 2021 after Walter Hoehnisch Skizze 1935


file name: Ludwig Mayer Skizze


file name: Ludwig Mayer Skizze 1938


file name: Ludwig Mayer 1916


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file name: Ludwig Mayer Linear Schmuck 1916







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