1 Comment on “Ibsenfestival 2014”
Uniform comments on the type choice:
The typography is a clear reference to the time when Ibsen lived, which was a special period for the typographic development. Blackletter (Gothic and ornamental types) had long been the standard for printed text in large parts of Europe. This was eventually challenged by the simpler expression of roman types. The transition between, and in some cases the combination of, blackletter and roman can be witnessed in the visual design of some of Ibsen’s releases.
For the identity of the Ibsen Festival we have used a typeface that combines the two expressions. This gives a distinctive and contemporary touch with historical references.