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Gottfried Lindauer. The Māori-Portraits

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jan 9th, 2015. Artwork published in
November 2014
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    Gottfried Lindauer. The Māori-Portraits 1
    Photo: Florian Hardwig. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

    Exhibition at Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, in cooperation with Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki.

    The main typeface used for the exhibition graphics is the weirdly naïve Adultometric, “the mature version” of the earlier Infantometric. Latter is described as “part infantile, part geometric” by the foundry, CheapProFonts. I’m afraid the designer aimed for a “somewhat exotic” look here, but landed in almost cartoonish terrain. A nicer option from the same genre — condensed geometric sans — would have been Tomáš Brousil’s Ladislav (2013), which is based on the work of Ladislav Sutnar. Coincidentally, both Sutnar and Lindauer were born in Pilsen (today in the Czech Republic).

    The wide sans used for the visitor information is the caps-only Idlewild — a fine display typeface, but ill-suited for anything more than a few words.

    Gottfried Lindauer. The Māori-Portraits 2
    Source: http://www.gottfriedlindauerinberlin.de License: All Rights Reserved.
    The accompanying book was edited by Udo Kittelmann and Britta Schmitz and is published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne.
    Source: http://www.gottfriedlindauerinberlin.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    The accompanying book was edited by Udo Kittelmann and Britta Schmitz and is published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne.

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