Kuenstler Script

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Kuenstler
Kuenstler.svg
Category Formal script
Designer(s) Hans Bohn
Foundry D Stempel AG

Kuenstler Script is a formal script typeface. The primary weight was designed in 1902 by the in-house studio at the D Stempel AG foundry. It was originally titled Künstlerschreibschrift, which translates from German to English as "handwriting of artists". The face is based on late nineteenth-century English copperplate scripts. Those faces in turn took inspiration from earlier eighteenth century writing masters George Bickham and George Shelley, both of whom worked in a writing style called round hand. In 1957, Hans Bohn added to the typeface family with Kuenstler Script Black, a heavy weight of the face.

References[edit]

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