This app and website combination feels like the future of reading … and design.
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While it is true that Super Grotesk was highly popular in the GDR, for the reason you mentioned, it should be noted that Drescher’s design predates the division of Germany. Its first styles were published as early as 1930 (only 2 or 3 years later than Futura) by Schriftguss A.-G. vorm. Brüder Butter, Dresden. The family was recut for the Linotype machine in 1950, yet before Schriftguss was merged into VEB Typoart. Karl-Heinz Lange later redrew Super-Grotesk for phototype.
RIP to Readmill, an electronic book reader that truly cared for typography.