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Hoch- und Deutschmeister 1809

Photo(s) by “jo”. Imported from Flickr on Oct 18, 2017.
    Hoch- und Deutschmeister 1809
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by jo and tagged with “wilhelmklingsporgotisch”. License: CC BY-NC.

    Hand painted sign for a reenactment group representing a “Hoch- und Deutschmeister Füsilier- und Grenadier-Linieninfanteriecompagnie” from Napoleonic times.

    Props for using the historic spelling (Perchtholdsdorf with ‘h’) and for employing both forms of ‘s’ (yes, the round ‘s’ is a difficult creature). Let’s overlook the spacing and the missing ligatures. However, modeling the letterforms of a 19th century sign on a typeface — let alone one that wasn’t released before 1925 — unfortunately puts this into farby terrain.

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    1 Comment on “Hoch- und Deutschmeister 1809”

    1. jfml says:
      Oct 27th, 2017  11:41 am

      Wow, that kerning … I also love the combo of the sign and the fluorescent tube ^___^

      On another note, the @ of the typeface used here on the website looks a little out of place.

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