Fritz Grögel

Die Schriften der Maler – Geschichte & Formen des deutschen Letterings

TYPO Berlin 2014 ROOTS | Saturday, 17 May | 4:00 pm | Show | German

Beyond books, the public arena has its very own history of script, which has unfortunately become forgotten. In the course of the 19th century, the non-blackletter, Latin scripts established themselves as the preferred typefaces for commercial use. As part of this process, “block letters” were developed – a sans-serif script that came out of the spirit of construction that still dominates in Germany today. When hand-writing was rediscovered around 1900, this heralded the beginning of an unprecedented period in which the art of writing movement blossomed and touched all branches from typography to type painting. The lecture takes a look at Fritz Görgel’s research work for the book »Karbid, Berlin – Von Schriftmalerei zu Schriftgestaltung« (tr. Carbide Berlin – from type painting to type design) which is published by Ypsilon Éditeur.

Fritz Grögel

Fritz Grögel

Fritz Grögel studied Communication Design at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, École Estienne in Paris and the Escola superior de Desenho industrial in Rio. From 2006 to 2009 he was a Corporate Designer with Fuenfwerken Berlin. In 2010 he obtained his Master of Type and Media in the Type Design…

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