Category: Communication Design
Title: hello again, black letter
Name/s: Andreas Blindert
Medium, Object: Concept for Broken Fonts
University/s: FH Aachen
Supervision: Prof. Dipl.-Des. Eva Kubinyi, Prof. Dipl.-Des. Ilka Helmig
"hello again, black letter" is dedicated to the typeface genre of broken lettering, its historical significance, the prejudices against it, but also its gradual comeback in the design world of the 21st century.
design world of the 21st century. Through a historical context, interviews with designers from all over the world, the introduction of contemporary broken typefaces and the design of a contemporary
and the design of a contemporary broken typeface, "hello again, black letter" wants to celebrate the comeback of broken typefaces and introduce this typeface group to a new generation of designers.
designers and provide them with tools for a new approach to broken typefaces.
Andreas Blindert's bachelor thesis is dedicated to the topic of broken script. The term is a collective term for a series of Latin fonts in which the arcs of a letter are completely or partially broken.
of a letter are completely or partially broken. The arcs are the result of a writing movement in which one or more recognisable abrupt changes in the direction of the stroke leave a visible bend in the arc.
visible bend in the bow. The Fraktur font is one of the best-known broken fonts. Andreas Blindert deals with the subject in a well-founded manner and designs his book in a striking and fresh way.
and fresh design of his book in Swiss brochure binding. As a highlight, he has developed his own font called "Helena" and thus demonstrates a contemporary approach to the subject.