The Concept of Stripping Down the Black Terminals?

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The Concept of Stripping Down the Black Terminals?
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Previously, I started a thread about [[http://www.typophile.com/node/114952|The Concept of Stripping Down the Serifs]].
Now, let's go back to time, back to the Middle Age.
I still wonder who first conceives sans serif typefaces based on blackletter calligraphy? Should I say Blackletter Sans, in other words, blackletter without terminals.
William Morris, Rudolf Koch or Tom Carnase and his [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/honda/|Honda]]?
Some recent designers work and exploit geometric moduls combined with a heavy weight which give the flavor of blackletter: see [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/volcano/trigot/|Trigot]] or [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/catharsis-fonts/gryffensee/|Griffensee]].
Fell free to give your interpretation. Thanks for your input.

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The vulgar name for them in Germany was/is "Schaftstiefelgrotesk", as I recall. This link should be good as a starting point: [[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gebrochene_Grotesk]] (Worst case, you can try throwing this link at a machine translator.)

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William Morris' [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/p22/morris/troy/|Troy]] fits the actual concept of Neo-Blackletter or Blackletter Sans.

Tom Carnase's [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/honda/|ITC Honda]] (1970) has not only the Blackletter Sans leaning but combined with the weight of a slab serif/fat face if you catch my meaning.

I found another lead concerning the concept through Eric Gill's [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/redrooster/jubilee-rr/|Jubilee]].
What do you think of Gill's [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/redrooster/jubilee-rr/|Jubilee]] and its cognitive bias?

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Were there a humanist-sans blackletter style, Jubilee would probably be it.