Genzsch & Heyse, A.G.

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Genzsch & Heyse Schriftgießerei A.G.
Type Aktiengesellschaft
Industry Type foundry
Headquarters Hamburg, Germany

Genzsch & Heyse was a German type foundry established in Hamburg.[1] In the 1920s and '30s, G+H types were sold in the United States by Continental Type Founders Association.[2]

Typefaces[edit]

Example in typeface Alte-Schwabacher

The following foundry types were issued by the Trennert Type Foundry:[3]

  • Alte Schwabacher (before 1936)
  • Arkona + Fett (before 1936)
  • Bodoni + Halbfette + Kursiv (before 1936)
  • Brahms Gotisch (before 1936)
  • Fette Antiqua (before 1936)
  • Friedrich Bauer Grotesk (before 1936, Friedrich Bauer), in addition to a basic face, there were three other versions, Magere, Kräftige, Halbfette, Fette, and Schmale Halbfette. Also cast by the Trennert Type Foundry.
  • Fridericus Antiqua + Halbfette + Fette (before 1936)
  • Genzsch Antiqua (before 1936), in addition to a basic face, there were several other versions, Halbfette, Fette, Kursiv, Halbfette Kursiv, and Fette Zeitungskursiv.
  • Halbfette Antiqua (before 1936)
  • Heyse + Semi-Bold (1924, Friedrich Bauer)
  • Leibniz Fraktur + Grobe (before 1936)
  • Nofretete + Halbfette (before 1936)
  • Olympia 1 + 2 (before 1936)
  • Phalanx + Halbfette (before 1936)
  • Richard Wagner Fraktur + Halbfette (before 1936)
  • Römische Antiqua (before 1897) later sold by Inland Type Foundry as MacFarland and by A.D. Farmer & Son as Bradford, matrices for machine composition later offered by Lanston Monotype, also as MacFarland.[4]
  • Semper Antiqua + Halbfette (before 1936)
  • Senats Fraktur + Halbfette (before 1936)
  • Sparta (before 1936)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Genzmer, Fritz, "Das Buch des Setzers," 1948.
  2. ^ Specimen Book of Continental Types, Continental Type Founders Association, N.Y.C., 1929.
  3. ^ List of foundry types taken from these sources:
  4. ^ Eckman, James, The Inland Type Foundry, 1894-1911, PAGA, vol. 8, 1960, pp. 34 & 39.