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Schaftstiefelgrotesk



Written by Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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Literally, jackboot grotesk. A style of blackletter from the first half of the twentieth century that sits mid-way between the heavy industrial grotesques popular in the West (such as Akzidenz Grotesk) and the classical blackletter style that was often seen in the German-speaking universe. Hitler was one of its chief supporters, which became explicitly identified with Nazi ideas of German nationalism, and the types had names such as Deutschland, National and Tannenberg. The Schaftstiefelgrotesk is a simplified and sturdy form of the classical blackletter. In a very loose sense, Koch's Neuland could be considered in this genre---unrefined but sufficiently angular and certainly sturdy not to be ignored.

Modern examples include Enzian (Jason Mannix, 2011), Germania One (John Vargas Beltran, 2012), Dez Sans Script (Chris Lozos).

Modern examples include Enzian (Jason Mannix, 2011), Germania One (John Vargas Beltran, 2012), Dez Sans Script (Chris Lozos), Schadtstiefel Kaputt (Manfred Klein, 2003), Gotharda (Milo Dominik Ivir, 1997).

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