Время магов. Великое десятилетие философии. 1919–1929 (“Time of the Magicians. The Great Decade of Philosophy. 1919–1929”) is a book about the life and work of four German philosophers; Walter Benjamin, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Ernst Cassirer, and Martin Heidegger. Written by Wolfram Eilenberger and originally published in German in 2018 (Zeit der Zauberer. Das große Jahrzehnt der Philosophie 1919–1929), this is the Russian edition translated by Nina Fedorova and published by Ad Marginem.
We used CoFo Robert for body text, and applied CoFo Sans to quotations. Only then we started searching for a display headline typeface which, one the one hand, would be delicately implying the historical context, and on the other, would emphasize that the book was written almost a century after the events it describes.
We stopped at Grafier: the form of its serifs makes you think of Clarendon, active chopped stroke terminals refer to Blackletter typefaces, while serifs merging into one line remind that the typeface was designed in the digital era.