TYPO Berlin 2012 sustain


Maurice Göldner

Maurice Göldner is an independent type and graphic designer. He lives and works in Leipzig. Göldner studied type design at the Hochschule für Kunst und Design Halle (Saale) and at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, where he is currently a master student. In addition to his own research projects, he teaches »Type and Signs« at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee. His fonts »Meran« and »Stan« were released by OurType.

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The forgotten typographic culture of the »Brüder Butter«

TYPO Berlin 2012, 17.05.2012, 16:00 Uhr (TYPO Stage)

There are type designs that people begin to forget, although they should not. One reason is technical progress in production, in the course of which fonts are not transferred to the next medium, and, thus, become lost; e.g. in the jump from hot metal setting to photo composition. Revitalizing a forgotten typographic concept could be the field that a typographer of today could dedicate his time to. Equally, this would also make a contribution towards helping maintain and further develop the culture of typography.

Göldner’s presentation focuses on the former Dresden-based type foundry of the »Brüder Butter«, and discusses how valuable typographic ideas can be saved and transformed in present times.