Bauhaus typeface

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Lasse Kristensen's picture
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Bauhaus typeface
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I need an authentic bauhaus typeface, which to use? Preferably one from around 1930 if possible.
Could you help me?

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FF Bau (aka "Scheltersche Grotesk")
P22 Bayer Universal
P22 Albers

You might also want to take a look at this brand new font family:
http://www.fountaintype.com/typefaces/dessau

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Take a look at P22 Bayer Universal, designed by Herbert Bayer himself. It's more authentically Bauhaus than Benguiat's later Bauhaus creation. 17 similar fonts.

j a m e s

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And for a geometric design from 1930 this typeface originally drawn by Jan Tschichold (not a real Bauhaus designer though):
Iwan Reschniev:
http://www.fonts.info/info/en_index.htm

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The Foundry has special collections connected to that time
http://www.foundrytypes.co.uk/
Architype Collection 1 and 2 might work for you

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LTC Twentieth Century Pro (which is essentially Futura) includes the Paul Renner designed geometric alternates.

http://www.p22.com/Lanston/twentiethcen.html

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... but Renner has never been part of the Bauhaus...

dr