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Taunuslicht

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Sep 23rd, 2012. Artwork published in circa 1950.
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This is Mammut schmalfett, a German commercial script typeface published in 1932 by L. Wagner. Here it is used on a pack of hundred “telephone lamps” by the company Taunuslicht, probably from the 1950s. Mammut Werbeschrift is less common than the similar Block-Signal by Berthold (1932), or Elan by Stempel (1936), and — to my knowledge — it has not been digitized yet. The hook on ‘u’ is not an umlaut, but a means to distinguish ‘u’ from ‘n’.


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