Designed by Otto Eckmann and cast by Rudhard’sche Gießerei (from 1906: Gebr. Klingspor) in 1900. Known as Eckmann, Eckmann-Type, or Eckmann-Schrift. Comes with alternates for ‘DHIT’. A bold weight was added in 1902 [Seemann] and a licht (outlined) before 1907. [Klimsch] Accompanied by ornaments (Eckmann-Schmuck) and initials. Described as “the first German advertising type” in an article by T.Schalcher from 1929.
Revised for phototype by Werner Schulze (Typoart, 1961). [Klingspor-Museum]
Digitized by Gerhard Helzel in 2 sizes, 72pt and 12pt (1998). Bitstream’s version is called Freeform 710, Dieter Steffmann’s Rudelsberg (2002).