Font Family: Niedermann Grotesk, Number of fonts: 1*OTF + 1*WOFF, Type Foundry: Steve Mehallo, Design date: 2011
With the printing of the Futurist poem "Zang Tumb Tuuum” in 1914, modern art had taken a typographic twist: "words in freedom” (parole in libertà) were now a major part of the art world. The avant garde followed suit.
Niedermann Grotesk is based on the everyday type that appeared in early modernist collages, journals and manifestos. It is a peculiar style of lettering—which was originally inspired by the Sachplakat (object poster) work of Lucian Bernhard—and adapted for hot metal in 1908 by Heinz Hoffmann. 100 years ago, the style became a workhorse of the German printing industry.
Niedermann Grotesk is an updated variant, referencing the original poster art, each letter carefully drawn with an old brush. Bumpy, bold and blunt—with a suite of alternate characters and a few dingbats—Niedermann Grotesk is perfect for advertising, packaging, poetry, art, protests and retro homage.