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Keplerhaus Mannheim

Photo(s) by isoletters. Imported from Flickr on Apr 23, 2021.
    Keplerhaus Mannheim
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by isoletters and tagged with “koloss”. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

    Setting Latin type vertically rarely is a good idea, in terms of readability. Using a typeface with greatly varying letter widths doesn’t help with that, and often looks messy. This example in Mannheim, Germany featuring Jakob Erbar’s extrabold Koloss (1923) is not without charm, though: it acquires an almost expressionist look. Spotted by Isoletters in 2018.

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