Soon he started drawing them more freely, though, to allow for a more curvy and friendly look while not losing the constructed, geometric skeleton. While we only offer the new version on our website, you can always request the old font files from us. The design had to be transferred onto printing stones.
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In his geometric sans serif style, the capital G with its unorthodox construction — the Baumberger G as we call it — is one of the most idiosyncratic aspects of his work.
Swiss Style before that term even existed. This structure also defined other circular elements of the lowercase. He was a poster artist.
GT Walsheim is inspired by the poster lettering of Otto Baumberger — The new Condensed A number of Baumberger posters that we originally collected show a condensed variant of his geometric lettering. Stylistic Alternates While working on a number of customized GT Walsheim versions we noticed how useful alternate designs for Y, a, and walsheij would be. His work throughout the years used only a small number of lettering styles.
Special consideration was given to making the regular width work well with the Condensed subfamily. While working on gtt number of customized GT Walsheim versions we noticed how useful alternate designs for Y, a, and y would be.
His work exemplifies the movement from painterly to abstract designs during this time: As lithography posters were drawn by hand, his type was always lettered by hand as well. He was a Swiss painter, stage designer, lithographer, and poster artist who created over posters during his career.
His ft is fascinating for many reasons. This specifically required changing some horizontal metrics to make it work better across the board. His career was marked by the ascendancy of branding and consumer products in society. One of the most important Swiss poster designers of the first half of the 20th century, Baumberger created those works before it would have been called design: Soon he started drawing them more freely, though, to allow for a more curvy and friendly look while not losing the constructed, geometric wwalsheim.
The original posters barely contain any lowercase letters.
Baumberger often sketched his posters with gouache in postcard-size or even smaller. Download the PDF specimen for the complete character set.
The counter sizing of P and R are the basis for the x-height. The spacious R, the narrow A walsheom L, and the large tittles the dots on i, j, etc are other distinguishing aspects of his geometric lettering style.
Supporting Cyrillic Since Cyrillic and Latin superficially share a lot of similarities, it can be quite tempting to just re-use the Latin shapes.
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But we wanted to give the Cyrillic its own personality, befitting the one of its Latin brother. The new typeface now contains alternates for these three characters. Due to its geometric construction, the regular width of GT Walsheim creates quite wide word shapes.
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This characteristic G can be found in many of his posters. Like most designers of his time, Baumberger created a lot of tourism posters with the Swiss Alps in the starring wqlsheim.
While we only offer the new version on our website, you can always request the old font files from us. But he saw himself more as an artist then as a lettering expert. He was immediately drawn to how contemporary a lot of his work still feels. The design had to be transferred onto printing stones. In a second step, he drew the numbers, which he at first strongly based on the posters he found.
The upgrade for existing customers is of course free of charge. Since Cyrillic and Wslsheim superficially share a lot of similarities, it can be quite tempting to just tt the Latin shapes.