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Lippische Landes-Zeitung nameplate

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jun 9th, 2020. Artwork published in
circa 1949
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    Lippische Landes-Zeitung nameplate 1
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Fritz Grögel and tagged with “deutscheschrift”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The Lippische Landes-Zeitung (LZ) is a daily newspaper for Lippe, a district in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia. Its history goes back to the Lippische Intelligenzblätter, founded in 1767. The paper has been published under its current title since 1878, making it one of the oldest daily newspapers in Germany. [Wikipedia]

    Lippische Landes-Zeitung nameplate 4
    Source: https://www.lz.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    The nameplate features letterforms that are – loosely, but still observably – based on Rudolf Koch’s Deutsche Schrift, with some horizontal stretching, more compact extenders, and a nested La pair. It’s also used for the sign on the facade.

    The LZ website has a photo of a previous sign with the name in one line. The letterforms are similar, but not identical. The photo is undated. The lettering directly above the door appears to read “Buchdruckerei und Verlag Hermann Bösmann”. Bösmann rented the print shop from the British occupation authorities in 1945, after World War II, and relaunched the newspaper in 1949.

    The newspaper nameplate as used in 2018 (top), compared to Deutsche Schrift fett (Lindenthal’s digitization named Koch-Fraktur Bold, bottom).
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    The newspaper nameplate as used in 2018 (top), compared to Deutsche Schrift fett (Lindenthal’s digitization named Koch-Fraktur Bold, bottom).

    Lippische Landes-Zeitung nameplate 3
    Source: https://www.lz.de License: All Rights Reserved.

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