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Alfred Roller

Austrian graphic designer, painter and lettering artist during the secessionist period, who lived from 1864 (b. Brünn, Mähren)-1935 (d. Vienna). He was one of the founder members of the influential Vienna Secession for whom he designed numerous exhibition posters. He became president of the movement in 1902. Roller also served as director at the Kunstgewereschule (School of Applied Arts) in Vienna.

The typeface Roller Poster (2006, HiH) is named after him. Wikipedia page. In 2015 Nick Curtis created the psychedlic / art nouveau typeface Versacrum NF, which is based on the hand-lettering of Alfred Roller for Ver Sacrum magazine in 1903. Other revivals include Viatge Quimic by Joan Mas and Preta (2017) by Maximiliano Sproviero.

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