Germanic script

alphapeta's picture

Hi, wondered if anybody could give any information on this piece of lettering.
It's German — 19/20th century. I'm sure somebody could enlighten me
and perhaps point me in the direction of some accurate digital specimens?

Many thanks

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oldnick's picture

The lettering is essentially German handwriting, so there may not be an original typeface upon which it was based…

Renko's picture

Key word is Kurrent, sometimes also named with the improper term as Sütterlin.

alphapeta's picture

Ah, that's great. Thank you Renko.

Renko's picture

The image spells »Städtisches Kinderheim«, which means »Urban childrens home« if I’m not mistaken.

alphapeta's picture

Ah, ok that's perfect. It's the basis for a new logo for a well-known brand.

Uli's picture

The above photo is from

Sütterlin fonts are available, for example, from here:

nina's picture

I’ll also point out our Flickr group with some interesting Kurrent samples:

alphapeta's picture


Thanks—I found all of this already. Thanks anwyay.

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