One of the many condensed, high-waisted, large x-height sans families released in Europe in the early 20th-century, and later in America. (Others include Wotan Grotesk, Edel Grotesk, Lessing, and Reichs Grotesk.) The Aurora family is very similar, and both families eventually offered alternate forms of letters like ‘A’ and ‘N’ with either straight or curved diagonal strokes.
Thomas Mann, The Ironic German, Meridian Books edition1961
- Elaine Lustig Cohen
Contributed by Stephen Coles