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Weimar Theaterplatz by Steffen de Rudder (Ed.)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Oct 24th, 2013. Artwork published in .
    Weimar Theaterplatz by Steffen de Rudder (Ed.) 1
    Source: http://www.mottodistribution.com Motto Distribution. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The Theaterplatz is Weimar’s central square. It unites Weimar Classicism, the Weimar Republic and the Weimar Bauhaus. “This book is a snapshot and motion study, a protocol of urban development and a photographic essay, a collage …” — mottodistribution.com
    Weimar Theaterplatz was published by M Books.

    For the two-colored cover design, Tobias Dahl made use of Euclid and its alternate contructivist double-storey ‘a’. The text typeface in the interior looks similar to Plantin Infant, or Galaxie Copernicus with its Schoolbook alternates for ‘a’ and ‘g’ (but not ‘y’) — however, I am not quite sure about that.

    Weimar Theaterplatz by Steffen de Rudder (Ed.) 2
    Source: http://www.mottodistribution.com Motto Distribution. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Weimar Theaterplatz by Steffen de Rudder (Ed.) 3
    Source: http://www.m-books.eu M BOOKS. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Weimar Theaterplatz by Steffen de Rudder (Ed.) 4
    Source: http://www.m-books.eu M BOOKS. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Euclid’s angular alternates and unorthodox ligatures have been employed for the text, too. Here they apparently are used to render the comments of various interviewees in different typographic voices.
    Source: http://www.m-books.eu M BOOKS. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Euclid’s angular alternates and unorthodox ligatures have been employed for the text, too. Here they apparently are used to render the comments of various interviewees in different typographic voices.

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    • Caudex

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    2 Comments on “Weimar Theaterplatz by Steffen de Rudder (Ed.)”

    1. Tobias Dahl says:
      Oct 25th, 2013  10:18 am

      Hey Florian,

      The unidentified text typeface is Caudex by Hjort Nidudsson.

      Thanks for the post!

    2. Oct 25th, 2013  11:33 am

      Tobias, thank you very much for chiming in and identifying the typeface. I wouldn’t have guessed.
      Good grief, Caudex is not exactly a beauty! Did it work for you? Glyphs like ‘Q’ or the spine of ‘S’ suggest this ‘open’ freebie started out by butchering Palatino.

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