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The graceful restoration of a 200-year-old serif typeface shows the problem with digital fonts

Anne Quito
The graceful restoration of a 200-year-old serif typeface shows the problem with digital fonts

In the early 1800s, a talented German punchcutter by the name of Justus Enrich Walbaum created a typeface that signaled modernity. A departure from the Blackletter fonts that were common in German books at that time, Walbaum designed a “warm and stylish” Roman typeface that would become a favorite of publishers for its readability. Walbaum…