A partly romanized blackletter that “possesses all the characteristics of a German typeface and still can be read all over the world” [specimen cover], hence the name (“World Fraktur”). Issued in 1910 in two weights. [Seemann] The bolder weight (used for sample) was registered in 1912 as Halbfette Fraktur Spitzenpfeil. [VdS] Also known as Spitzenpfeil-Fraktur. [Klingspor-Museum] Sometimes spelled Welt-Fraktur (with hyphen). Advertised in the 1930s together with Welt-Antiqua by the same foundry, which isn’t related beyond the name. [Gebrauchsgraphik]
Both weights were digitized by Gerhard Helzel in 2017.
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