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Neuland font.svg
Designer(s)Rudolf Koch
Neuland sample text

Neuland is a German typeface that was designed in 1923 by Rudolf Koch for the Klingspor Type Foundry.

Koch designed it by directly carving the type into metal. The original typeface thus had a great deal of variance between the sizes, something not followed in digital versions where the same font serves for every print size.

While originally intended as a form of modern blackletter, Neuland has come instead to be used as a signifier of the “exotic” or “primitive”, such as in the logos for Trader Vic's, Natural American Spirit cigarettes, and the Jurassic Park films (which use the inline variant); controversially, this has included an association with African or African-American themes.[1]

Sample of Neuland Inline

A common variant of Neuland (perhaps more common than the standard variety) is Neuland Inline. Monotype licensed the design under the name of 'Othello' (released 1928) with the agreement that it would not be sold in Germany, Austria or Switzerland.[2]

Phospor, by Jakob Erbar, was a contemporary and more regular competitor.[3] Phosphate, an unofficial revival created by Red Rooster Fonts, is bundled with OS X.[4]


  1. ^ "New Black Face: Neuland and Lithos as Stereotypography". Lined & Unlined. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  2. ^ Slinn, Judy; Carter, Sebastian; Southall, Richard. History of the Monotype Corporation. pp. 243–4.
  3. ^ "Phosphor MT". MyFonts. Monotype. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Phosphate". MyFonts. Red Rooster Collection. Retrieved 23 January 2016.

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