Fraktur font "ARYAN"

Fraktur font "ARYAN"

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Fraktur font "ARYAN"



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Title: Fraktur font "ARYAN"
Pixel Artist: Vasily_Kukushkin  (Level 4 Deputy :: 1648 points)
Posted: 7/11/2019 01:40
Statistics:  4 comments    10 faves    0 avatars

So, here it is, my self-made fraktur font, which I use very frequently in my works. I called it "ARYAN", because in creating it, I took inspiration from different german fonts, whom was popular in NS-era.

It comes in 3 variations, which is useful for different situations.

I hope it will help you in making great letterings and titles! 



15.07.2019 - added umlauts and eszett
As always - please comment and ask, if you want, it's my pleasure to answer.
 

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pyxelbit (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/15/2019 10:35

fun fact: the german beer brand warsteiner changed their logo with the old long s a few years ago because people outside of germany (and even in germany) would read it as warFteiner :D

https://www.fontblog.de/traditionsbruch-das-neue-warsteiner-logo/


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pyxelbit (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/15/2019 10:29

i wrote a paper about this topic in art history class at university a while ago, and if i remember correctly:

there is a official edict from 1941 that says the fraktur must not be used in official documents, street signs, newspapers etc. (all print products) and should be replaced as soon as possible.

it was (probably) still in use after that because they did not have the ressources to replace it everywhere while at war.

the reason for the ban according to the edict is that blackletter is not german but jewish. but the real reason ist most likely that people outside of germany and in german occupied countries could not read any signs, newspapers etc.


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Vasily_Kukushkin (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/14/2019 08:15
Thank you for your comment! 

Actually, the NS only "banned" fraktur as the font for the big textes - e.g. newspapers, books, magazines, etc. - so people, unfamilar with these fonts could easily read any text materials, published in Germany. 
 
The "ban" do not meant to exclude fraktur fonts from signs and posters at all, and if you'll look onto signs, newspaper headlines, book titles, posters,  after the "ban" in Germany - you'll see that this is true.
 
Yes, I'll add umlauts and eszett (Had them in mind, but forgot to add, because was in a hurry). But I made that font so that it can be easily understood by everyone, so I'll keep the current "S".

 

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pyxelbit (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/14/2019 07:17

the history of the german typography is a really interesting one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiqua%E2%80%93Fraktur_dispute

the nazis actually banned the fraktur later on in favor of the antiqua.

Maybe add some characters like ä ü ö and ß or even the old long s (ſ)?


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