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The German Revolution. Expressionist Prints

Contributed by Jeremy Tankard on Apr 12th, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Koch Nueland shown on the front cover, paired with ITC Kabel (Expressionist prints)
    Jeremy Tankard. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Koch Nueland shown on the front cover, paired with ITC Kabel (Expressionist prints)

    The German Revolution (1918–1919) was a period of anarchy and violence that broke out at the end of the First World War, in Berlin and other cities. This publication accompanies a centenary exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, from 1 March to 25 August 2019.

    The book uses Hawkland for text throughout, ITC Kabel for running heads and Koch Nueland [P22’s version of Neuland, see comments] on the cover.

    Koch Nueland shown on the front cover, paired with ITC Kabel (Expressionist prints)
    Jeremy Tankard. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Chapter opening using Hawkland

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    Koch Nueland shown on the front cover, paired with ITC Kabel (Expressionist prints)
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    Detail of footnote set in Hawkland

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    Koch Nueland shown on the front cover, paired with ITC Kabel (Expressionist prints)
    Jeremy Tankard. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Page spread showing Hawkland for text and Kabel for running head

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    Koch Nueland shown on the front cover, paired with ITC Kabel (Expressionist prints)
    Jeremy Tankard. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Chronology information set in Hawkland with Kabel for running head

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    • Hawkland
    • ITC Kabel
    • P22 Koch Nueland

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    1 Comment on “The German Revolution. Expressionist Prints

    1. Apr 12th, 2019  10:17 am

      The version of Neuland (1923) used here is Richard Kegler’s digital interpretation named Koch Nueland, released in 2000 by P22. It’s special in that it has alternate capital forms in its lowercase. Kegler elaborates in the release notes:

      Each size [of Klingspor’s Neuland] was cut with the same approach and without the aid of the pantograph. This individual approach to each point size offers much variety in individual letters at various sizes. […] These idiosyncrasies between each size are truly one of the most charming aspects to Neuland. […] P22 Koch Nueland has attempted to approach the original with as much reverence as possible. It did not seem feasible to re-digitize each point size, but rather pick up individual characteristics of various sizes and integrate them into a scalable font. […] The P22 version does not claim to be the definitive digital version of this font, but rather an alternate version, which draws on many original sources for a truer sense of the first “Neuland”.

      The cover shows the distinctive A with the angled crossbar, which is unique to the original 10pt cut, and the narrow R with a very small counter and a horizontal terminal on the leg, which can be found in the 36pt cut. Both forms are included in Koch Nueland’s lowercase. Its uppercase R (in “Revolution”) by contrast appears to be derived from the 8pt size.

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