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Hotel auf der Wartburg Silvesterfeier 1956 menu

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Dec 31st, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Hotel auf der Wartburg Silvesterfeier 1956 menu 1
    Source: https://www.ebay.de carlzeiss2008. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Special menu for the Silvesterfeier (“New Year’s Eve party”) 1956 at Hotel auf der Wartburg in Eisenach, Germany. The design brings together two script typefaces that originated at the Ludwig Wagner foundry in Leipzig.

    Arabella was designed in 1936 by Arno Drescher (1882–1971). It’s used with its alternate swash initials. Impuls is a design by Paul Zimmermann (1920–2017). First cast in 1954, it’s one of the last releases under the Ludwig Wagner name. In the same year, Johannes Wagner, the founder’s son, moved the company from Leipzig (since 1949 in the socialist GDR) to West Berlin, and two years later to Ingolstadt (in West Germany). The two typefaces lived on to both sides of the Iron Curtain, in the libraries of VEB Typoart in Dresden, East Germany, and of the Johannes Wagner foundry in Ingolstadt.

    The text typeface is Post-Antiqua (Berthold, 1932–1943). It was designed by Herbert Post (1903–1978) during his time as teacher at Burg Giebichenstein in Halle/Saale. After Post was made Professor in 1950, he decided to leave East Germany and continued his career in Offenbach and later in Munich.

    Prologue: “Wieder geht ein Jahr zu Ende / reich an Freud und Leid.” (“Another year is coming to an end / rich in joys and sorrows.”)
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    Prologue: “Wieder geht ein Jahr zu Ende / reich an Freud und Leid.” (“Another year is coming to an end / rich in joys and sorrows.”)

    Wines, spirits and liquors – Prost Neujahr!
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    Wines, spirits and liquors – Prost Neujahr!

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    • Post-Antiqua

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    1 Comment on “Hotel auf der Wartburg Silvesterfeier 1956 menu”

    1. It warms my heart to know there are others in the world who find beauty in things like this. :)

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