Designed in-house at Schelter & Giesecke in 1917. [Seemann]. Credited to employee Christian Ollert. [Reichardt] Delbanco claims the design is based on the handwriting of the foundry’s director. Schelter & Giesecke’s specimen “Deutsche Schreibmeister Kunst” (1920), however, mentions that it’s modeled after the penmanship found in correspondence from the times of “our grandparents.” Comes with a set of decorative caps (Zierbuchstaben) and is accompanied by a set of swashes, ornaments and border elements (Schreibmeister-Züge, Schmuckstücke, Strahlen und Spitzen).
Digitized by Walter Schatzmayr for Delbanco (2012, used for sample).
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