Gustavian typefaces

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Caitlin Alderfer's picture
Joined: 25 Mar 2013 - 1:15am
Gustavian typefaces

Does anyone know any typefaces that would have been used in correlation with the Gustavian design style from 18th century Sweden? I am a graphic design student working on a design project and am having trouble tracking anything down. More broadly, anything with Neo-Classical influence that was prevalent in 18th century Scandinavia would also be relevant. I would appreciate any insights!

Johan Palme's picture
Joined: 23 Jan 2011 - 6:07am

This is a good resource for looking at swedish texts from the time:

Basically, a lot of stuff from the previous two centuries, often weakly typeset. Caslons, blackletters, you name it.

This one is set in Kis/"Janson":!forfattare/ThorildT/titlar/Critik1/sida/4/f...

Reynir Heiðberg Stefánsson's picture
Joined: 19 Nov 2010 - 11:15am