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Staatsschauspiel Dresden

Contributed by Darden Studio on Nov 13th, 2019. Artwork published in
circa 2019
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    Staatsschauspiel Dresden 1
    Source: https://www.strichpunkt-design.de Strichpunkt. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Corundum Text and SSD Headline are the two typefaces used for the visual identity of the Staatsschauspiel Dresden (State Playhouse Dresden) in Saxony, Germany.

    Following the stated key concepts of diversity and courage, the custom headline face – a bold angular sans serif – is used whenever a loud, attention-grabbing voice is needed. Darden Studio’s Corundum Text acts as a calmer, sophisticated counterbalance. The Fournier-inspired text face ensures that all continuous text looks shapely and classy, and is pleasantly readable.

    The identity was developed by Strichpunkt in 2017, and won them prizes in the iF Design Award and DDC’s Good Design Competition. It has been continued since in-house, by Andrea Dextor and others.

    While all display type is set in the custom SSD Headline, Corundum Text is entrusted with handling the running text.
    Source: https://www.strichpunkt-design.de Strichpunkt. License: All Rights Reserved.

    While all display type is set in the custom SSD Headline, Corundum Text is entrusted with handling the running text.

    While all display type is set in the custom SSD Headline, Corundum Text is entrusted with handling the running text.
    Source: https://www.staatsschauspiel-dresden.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    Page from the booklet for the 2019/2020 season. Design by Fabian Glass/PlusMinusZwei.

    While all display type is set in the custom SSD Headline, Corundum Text is entrusted with handling the running text.
    Source: https://www.staatsschauspiel-dresden.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    Detail: The Book weight of Corundum Text is used for the main column and the marginal text, with the default oldstyle figures and small caps for titles. The introductory quote features Corundum’s italics. Names are emphasized by the use of the SemiBold.

    While all display type is set in the custom SSD Headline, Corundum Text is entrusted with handling the running text.
    Source: https://www.staatsschauspiel-dresden.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    Detail: Corundum Text in interplay with SSD Headline. Other recurring elements of the identity include speech bubbles and the use of yellow and black, which are the colors of the City of Dresden.

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    • Corundum Text
    • SSD Headline

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