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Louis Hoell and the making of the Eckmannschrift, Poem Pamphlet No. 4

Contributed by Jérôme Knebusch on Jan 12th, 2021. Artwork published in
December 2020
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    Louis Hoell and the making of the Eckmannschrift by Dan Reynolds

    Louis Hoell cut the punches for the only published typeface Otto Eckmann ever designed. The story of the Eckmannschrift’s creation has often been told. In retrospect, it was the release that made Karl Klingspor’s reputation as a typefoundry director of note. Yet instead of looking at the Eckmannschrift from Klingspor or Eckmann’s point of view, Dan Reynolds’s essay directs its focus to what Hoell’s design contributions to the project might have been. With rare and unpublished material from the Klingspor archives in Offenbach am Main. Edited by Alice Savoie & Jérôme Knebusch as fourth in the Poem Pamphlet series.

    Typeset in Instant and an unreleased italic version of Almost Roman. More info at poem-editions.com and the author’s website.

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