“Learn German” posters, Webster University
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It’s actually sort of jaw-dropping to see German language education posters promoting the subject in a way connected with ideas of German tradition – this has been, for understandable reasons, unthinkable in the UK. Maybe more possible to contemplate now. (Many teachers of German in the UK until very recently were children of refugees - my favourite German teacher was the daughter of a Viennese Jewish dentist, for instance.)
The typographic code of blackletter in general and often Fette Fraktur in particular for Old Germany incl. Nazi Germany has enjoyed great popularity especially in the UK. What’s new here is the affirmative self-ironic use, no?
Many teachers of German in the UK until very recently were children of refugees – my favourite German teacher was the daughter of a Viennese Jewish dentist
That’s pretty much the same path Sigmund Freud had to take, the first character in this diverse line-up of German speakers.