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Germanic script

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


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

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

Ah, that's great. Thank you Renko.

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

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

The above photo is from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurrent

Sütterlin fonts are available, for example, from here:


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


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