4 Comments on “Samantha Pleet”
Interesting to see the renewed interest in these odd painterly faces from the German Jugendstil era! Ryan Waller of Other Means kindly let me know that it was Dinamo who created the custom digitization. Samantha was made for the exclusive use in the identity.
The image below shows Baldur (top) compared to Samantha (bottom). The reinterpretation generally is, as one would expect, a bit more streamlined, with less complex forms and larger apertures, see especially lowercase letters like a c g o p but also 4. For some other glyphs, however, Dinamo went for a more ornamental form (O) or replaced rounds with corners (H U). The latter was probably done to achieve greater homogeneity across the capitals, cf. M or N. The left-leaning S now looks right-leaning to me, but your mileage may vary. ;)
Thank you Florian for all this additional information! So interesting.
This is one of my fave fonts I’ve ever seen! Is there a way I can download it to use it?
Samantha (the version shown at the bottom of my previous comment) is not freely available. You may inquire at Dinamo about availability, but chances are that it’s exclusive to Samantha Pleet.