Fraktured Humanity

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A blackletter/frakture font based on drawings from Albrecht Durer's "De Symmetria". The forms are designed to be compact, filling the space available, and so that they don't require kerning or letter-spacing. The display might mimic the lettering found in the Gutenberg bible, which would have employed a similar grid based type style to create a type similar to what might be found in medieval calligraphy.
Info: Created on 2nd March 2010 . Last edited on 11th April 2011.
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12 Comments

The Sample Text really shows the compact nature of this design - beautifully executed 10/10
Comment by p2pnut 4th March 2010
nicely done. i would imagine that is could be used in context with jousting tournaments which would then qualify it for entry in the SportsComp. consider it.
Comment by funk_king 4th March 2010
A great font, different from every other fraktur font made with FS. The sample text really enlightens its compact design, characteristic of the medieval typography. A masterpiece.
@ funk_king: you are definitely the coach of the FS Team.
Comment by igorrossi 4th March 2010
Yet another fine piece of medieval lettering on FS. It does resemble to the Gutenberg Bible, not easy to read, but that's how it was back in the 1450s. Great work. 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 4th March 2010
Comment by funk_king 4th March 2010
Don't forget, if you plan to enter the SportsComp, to add the "SportsComp" tag to yours.
Comment by igorrossi 4th March 2010
@funk_king: Kudos for your picture of the knights' tournament. A chivalry sport from the high middle ages. Not for the fainthearted.
Comment by Frodo7 4th March 2010
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Fraktured Humanity” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by afrojet 14th March 2010
Any chance of creating some more glyphs for this - like öäüÖÄÜß?
Dürer needs his ü!
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 27th May 2010
@meek - yes I've definitely got that on my plate - I need to re-factor some of the characters and then I'll hopefully at least finish up the extended latin set.
Comment by johndilworth 28th May 2010
Quaint font! Almost looks like written in ink, really cool!
Comment by Tylo 4th August 2010
Beautiful work. I wish I knew how you did this.
Comment by Logan Thomason (xenophilius) 27th September 2010

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