Trans-missions Septembre–Février 2018/2019
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Rektorat is based on Square. A font made by students at F+F Zurich. Digitized by Körner, Helmliger and Ochsner under guidance by Reinhard Haus, professor of typography and former Linotype director.
Hello Adrian, from what I’ve read on Nouvelle Noire’s website, Rektorat, like the previous Square, is based on lettering created in 1933 by Ernst Keller for the signage of the building that today houses the Zurich University of the Arts, ZHdK:
During a renovation of said building in 2001, the original letterings were discovered hidden behind some wallpaper. With students, Rudolf Barmettler traced parts of the characters, refining and fully redrawing them in ink. […] In 2002, while teaching at the F+F Design School, Barmettler, together with his students, created additional weights. Reinhard Haus then helped to digitise the drawings and extend the fonts using ‘Fontographer’. The objective was to create a family. Unfortunately however, this was never realised. Since 2014 Rudolf Barmettler and Anton Studer have reworked the entire concept and every detail of the typeface to make it more than just another historical remake.