Bauhaus (typeface)

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Bauhaus characters

The Bauhaus typeface design is based on Herbert Bayer's 1925 experimental Universal typeface.

Blippo[edit]

Blippo was designed by Joe Taylor for Fotostar in 1969 as a black version of Burko Bold, which itself is based on the unfinished design by the German Bauhaus school. The font was named Blippo Black by Joe's boss, Robert Trogmann.[1] It retains proportion and fit of ITC Ronda.

Bauhaus 93[edit]

It is a variant of URW Blippo Black. Only 1 font was produced. It is used in Microsoft Word. It is also used for the new Postman Pat logo.

ITC Ronda[edit]

It was designed by Herb Lubalin in 1970. It adds lower case letters to the family.

Distinguishing characteristics include the shapes of the upper right third of the capital B, P and R as well as the half-circle form of the descender of the Q. ITC Ronda is similar to Michael Neugebauer's Litera; both fonts display styles characteristic of the Bauhaus' work.

ITC Bauhaus[edit]

ITC Bauhaus was designed by Ed Benguiat and Victor Caruso in 1975. Inheriting the simple geometric shapes and monotone stroke weights of Herbert Bayer's universal, it includes separate upper and lower case characters. 5 weights of roman fonts were made for this family. Unlike the earlier ITC Ronda, it includes open end stroke at places where counters would be created.

Bauhaus Heavy was originally intended to be a display-only design and was accompanied by Bauhaus Outline. With the advent of digital technology, the Outline version was dropped from the family, while the Bauhaus Heavy was made part of the now text/display offering.

Under Adobe's development, the font family supports ISO-Adobe character set for the PostScript version. In OpenType Std version, it supports Adobe Western 2 character set.

Monotype also sold versions that includes Cyrillic or Central European characters.

The font was also named 'Geometric 752' by Bitstream, 'BH' by Itek.

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