Designed 1930–38 by Arno Drescher for Schriftguss AG, Dresden, in response to Futura. In 1950, just before Schriftguss was merged into VEB Typoart, it was recut for Linotype matrices as Super Buchgrotesk.
In the 1980s, Karl-Heinz Lange adapted it for phototype and added new extreme weights. PTL Superla (primetype, 2009) is an expansion by Ole Schäfer with Lange’s input. Typoart Super Grotesk (Elsner+Flake, 2009) is based on the phototype version, too. FF Super Grotesk (FontFont, 1999; used for the sample) and Drescher Grotesk (Bitstream, 1999) stay closer to the metal version.
Super-Grotesk in use
Zhurnalnaya Roublennaya: A Poor Man’s Futura
- Jüri Kaarma
- Leonhard Lapin
Contributed by Ivar Sakk