100 Beste Schriften
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About Bar Roger Black (Danilo Black, Inc., USA)
Stephen Coles (Typographica, USA)
Jan Middendorp (Publizist, Berlin)
Veronika Elsner (Elsner + Flake, Berlin)
Bertram Schmidt-Friderichs (TDC, Mainz)
Ralf Herrmann (TypoForum, Weimar)
Claudia Guminski (FontShop, Marketing, Berlin)
Claudia has been discovering new Top Tens every day for the past nine years. She benefits from a source that is unique in the typographical world: the knowledge of her brilliant FontShop colleagues.

FF Magda was my first typographical love. Henning Krause developed it in 1998 by skilfully reworking Cornel Windlin’s “dirty” Madga … just as he had already added the finishing touches to more than 1,000 corporate fonts for FontShop.

FF Absara is a harmonious body-text face at small font sizes which transforms itself unexpectedly in headlines. Xavier Dupré’s masterpiece is striking in its use of daring character details.

This large font family is a typographical monument to Richard Neutra: objective, versatile, and elegantly executed by Christian Schwartz.

The “Hans Reichel Method”: let frustration inspire you to a modern classic.  Reichel was a brilliant musician, composer, designer, inventor and TYPO speaker.

Zuzana Licko’s accomplished interpretation of Baskerville, with a fascinating and extensive collection of ligatures.

Martin Wenzel succeeds in combining classical proportions and modern forms. The result is maximum readability.

My work on the Thesis sample list took days, and I ended up with ten full pages. Lucas de Groot’s “type tribe” has infinite possible uses.

Three fonts based on one original form – this was Martin Majoor’s construction principle for his new FF Nexus font family. From the serif font he derived a sans-serif and a slab-serif form. The result is an all-rounder with exquisite features.

A miracle: more than 1,400 ligatures set themselves automatically thanks to OpenType’s advanced features. This font from House Industries’ Ed Benguiat Font Collection is an ingenious symbiosis of technology and aesthetics.

Cyrus Highsmith’s superb figures work well, even at a size of 136 points, which is why Dispatch is in charge of numbers and headlines on this website.
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