Zwei Wohnhäuser von Le Corbusier und Pierre Jeanneret by Alfred Roth
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This undated (1910s) Bauer specimen suggests that the two forms for g in Venus fett maybe weren’t intended as stylistic alternates, but rather considered size-specific forms. On this page and throughout the booklet, the single-story form exclusively appears in smaller sizes, while the more complex double-story g exclusively features in larger ones.
The image of pp. 10–11 above clearly depicts the evolution of the design of the famous Aluminaire House by A. Lawrence Kocher & Albert Frey who was formerly in Corbusier’s atelier in the late 1920's. The Aluminaire, a home designed by Albert Frey, to be moved from NY to Palm Springs
The next best thing probably is Rod McDonald’s Classic Grotesque Bold, which offers an alternate form for a, but not for g
Classic Grotesque does offer the alternate /g. It’s even in the MyFonts glyph table linked (a bug sometimes prevents the table from being loaded entirely—maybe that was the issue here). The Classic Grotesque /g is less expressive than the Venus one, though, with a closed loop and more restrained proportions.
Thanks for correcting my mistake, Johannes!
a bug sometimes prevents the table from being loaded entirely
That might indeed have been the case – I specifically checked and linked to the glyphs tab. (At this point, the average indie foundry does a better job at providing reliable info about their fonts than Monotype.)
Anyway, Classic Grotesque is only indirectly related to Venus, as it rather follows Monotype Grotesque. And its double-story g doesn’t have the same vigor as the idiosyncratic form found in Venus.