Wilhelm Pischner designed Neuzeit Grotesk for Stempel AG in the late thirties.
Part of a self-initiated research, I've been looking for a portrait photography of him without any success so far.
I've asked Linotype, the Klingspor Museum and the Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt. Any of these institutions has seen a picture of this designer. Before enquiring at Offenbach's city archives, where he was born, I decided to post on this forum.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Mathieu Christe


I just designed a new logo / wordmark for my company "DesignBits" and now I am looking for a font to accompany this new logo (see attachment below).

Right now, I am using 'Helvetica Neue' which of course is completely overused and its shape has no resemblance with the boxy feel of my logo.

So I am looking for a font that has a more boxy feel and whose "D" ideally resembles the corners of my logo.

If you have any other suggestions / input, please let me know. But please don't be too harsh with me, logo design is not my main profession ;-)

Thanks everyone.

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Hey out there,

There is a job in education available

Academy of Arts Stuttgart, as a teacher of typedesign and typography

Low income but best opportunities, a life-task

More -- read the joboffer unfortunatley only german speaking

Nice colleagues one of the best printing

Shops with a hell of lead and wood

I come across a couple of title pages for some of Mahler’s Symphonies, which were published by Kahnt in Leipzig in the early 20th Century. They have the following quite attractive hand-lettering and I wanted to see if I could fine some more examples, but am not quite sure the best way to search for them.

With the release of Unicode 5.1 in 2008 the German alphabet got completed and has now a proper replacement for the character ß (called “Eszett” or “sharp s”) when type is set in uppercase letters or small caps. Even in Germany not everyone has ever thought about this missing character, but it usually just takes a couple of minutes to explain, why it is needed. Still, in the typographic community many completely deny the whole idea of this character. In this article I will comment on the typical problems and arguments …

Looking to identify this. Tweet me if you know what it is. My twitter handle is @bwaggoner. If you ID it correctly, I'll send you a HOOK t-shirt. Thanks!

Ciseaux Matisse is a font family with 4 styles inspired by Henri Matisse's Drawing with scissors.

The Cut-Out style is a paper-cutout, boxed is the paper background. Both Linear and Boxed Linear have no bezier handles so they are more aggressive.

As drawing with scissors implies, all characters are cut by hand. With only uppercase letters, this font is designed for editorial use.

i would like to know more details about the typographer rudolph koch's ties with the jewish community and his designs made for the jews, like the offenbacher haggadah.

also, for hebrew readers, i wrote an essay about koch's work in my hebrew blog:


I'm new to this website, and was hoping someone could help me identify some fonts. I will post an image of the font(s) in question.

Thanks in advance.


Hi all,

I'm planning to move to Aachen, Germany this year from the Netherlands. I would like to find a nice agency to work there (as graphic designer). I'm willing to travel a bit as well, but I'm limited to public transport. I'm not very familiar with the design world in Aachen or its surrounding area, but I thought one or two of you might be. I hope you've got some tips for me, or perhaps some places to start looking. Thanks a lot!

Greetings, Jeffrey

Buchstaben Museum

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