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Lorenz [Gustav Lorenz]

A German type foundry, est. 1834 in München by Johann David Lorenz. He designed a two-style typeface for the Codex zu Upsala. In Meyer's Gutenbergs-Album from 1840, it is called Mösogotisch. It served, in fact, as a prototype for Peter Behrens's Behrens Antiqua in 1902. In 1848, the foundry was led by Gustav Lorenz, a punchcutter, who specialized in Altdeutsche Kirchenschriften and blackletter scripts. Lorenz published a specimen book in 1855. In 1872, the foundry was sold to Josef Thoma.

Gerhard Helzel's Alte Münchner Fraktur is modeled after a typeface by Gustav Lorenz from 1850.

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file name: Gerhard Helzel Alte Munchner Fraktur after G Lorenz 1850







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