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Alpenhain Obazda

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jan 30th, 2021. Artwork published in
circa 2020
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    Alpenhain Obazda 1
    Source: https://www.alpenhain.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    The letter O with the inward curl in Columbus can be used not only for alluding to the opulence of Baroque art. It’s also a perfect typographic miniature for symbolizing tasty spreads, as demonstrated by the wordmark of Alpenhain’s Obazda packaging. A good example how a single glyph can make all the difference!

    This line of soft cheese products is one of the few contemporary applications of Columbus (1890) that I’m aware of. Alpenhain has been using Herman Ihlenburg’s typeface for at least a couple of years now, initially unmodified and later adjusted with an upright a and a more left-leaning z, in combination with varying secondary fonts. The current choice is the non-connecting variant of Fineday (Mika Melvas, 2018), together with Bellfort Press (Bartek Nowak, 2015) for the flavor.

    International variant with English text. Fineday is here used in its Style Two, i.e. with restrained capitals.
    Source: https://www.alpenhain.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    International variant with English text. Fineday is here used in its Style Two, i.e. with restrained capitals.

    A special “Wiesn dahoam” edition sold during the Oktoberfest season additionally uses  (, 2013) for the script lettering on the gingerbread hearts.
    Source: https://www.aldi-sued.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    A special “Wiesn dahoam” edition sold during the Oktoberfest season additionally uses Quayside (Eclectotype, 2013) for the script lettering on the gingerbread hearts.

    Alpenhain Obazda 4
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    In a previous version, the wordmark in unmodified Columbus suffered from too loose letterspacing. “Original” is in caps from  (, 2010).
    Source: https://www.amazon.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    In a previous version, the wordmark in unmodified Columbus suffered from too loose letterspacing. “Original” is in caps from Otari (Scribble Tone, 2010).

    Typefaces

    • Columbus
    • Fineday Non-connect
    • Quayside
    • Bellfort Press
    • Otari

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