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Goethe Aphorism Card

Contributed by Florian Hardwig  on Nov 21st, 2013. Artwork published in .

Wir sind nie entfernter von unseren Wünschen, als wenn wir uns einbilden, das Gewünschte zu besitzen — JWG (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe). Translation: We are never further from our wishes than when we imagine that we possess what we have desired.

Source: Martin Z. Schröder. License: All Rights Reserved.

For this card, Martin Z. Schröder of Letterpress Berlin used Compliment. This upright script was first published by Ludwig & Mayer in 1965. Note the hook on ‘u’ – not a diacritic, but a means to help distinguish the letter from ‘n’, as it once was common in German handwriting. Compliment is another design by Helmut Matheis (*1917) — see also his Charme and Slogan.

Source: Martin Z. Schröder. License: All Rights Reserved.

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