Designed by Arno Drescher for Ludwig Wagner in 1938–39 and later cast by Typoart. [Seemann, Reichardt] This release date is disputed: Typoart’s Musterkartei DIN 16507 indicates 1931, but Fundamental does not appear in Klimschs Jahrbuch before 1939. Announced in 1938 as Atlantik. This name might have been reconsidered because of Woellmer’s Atlantis-Grotesk (1931).
All styles of FG have alternate forms for ‘M’ (splayed) and ‘S’ (narrow).
No quality digital version available, but similar characteristics are found in the many revivals of Drescher’s Super-Grotesk. Peter Wiegel’s Fundamental Brigade is a freebie digitization in 5 styles.
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