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Haarpflege-Salon

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jul 27th, 2013.
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Source: http://www.flickr.com Pascal Duez. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

Vivaldi, designed in 1966 by Friedrich Peter for VGC, never looked as charming as in this hand-rendered fading sign for a hairdressing salon in Berlin-Malchow. For both the typeface and the shop the best days are long gone.

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Source: http://www.flickr.com Pascal Duez. License: CC BY-NC-SA.
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Source: http://www.flickr.com Pascal Duez. License: CC BY-NC-SA.
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Pascal Duez. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

Most digital versions of Vivaldi feature a different default shape for ‘H’ and ‘g’ (left). Letraset and ITC both include a number of alternates. ITC’s Vivaldi Std is the only version where the alternates (right) can be toggled via an OpenType feature.


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