Legal status: Free for personal use. For
professional use, if the project has no racist or pornographic implication,
the use of the type is allowed by sending a specimen to the designer.
Classification: Trashed type or stamped
Description: The concept behind this project
was to rescue the rubber-style of that type. In the end of the 90s,
it was hard to get even stamped or stenciled type.
and year of birth:
Noerdlingen (Bavaria), a nice small medieval town, 1965
His life in brief: Graduated in graphic design from the University of Augsburg and the Bergische University of Wuppertal. Creative director for agencies like Grey-worldwide, BBDO and Ogilvy & Mather. Teacher and trainer in visual communication and typography.
LL: how ? why ?
The LL fonts serie was launched for Fuse 95 in Berlin. LL
means lustige lettern [funny typefaces]. The first of the
serie was the LL Faktotum (its working title was LL Old
Rubberstamp) to rescue a beautiful old stamp writing of a flea
market, which unfortunately suffered by the time assaults (70 years).
It was to save it for future generations in digitalizing it. The scans
took place in Augsburg and the fonts developed in the FuseLab. This
font is available for free at Fontshop.
A bit about the L Regular: the original name is LL Rubber
grothesque before it came to that name by Macintosh, Windows Web
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