Making/Remaking Neuland

Dan Reynolds, Edvinas Žukauskas, Jérôme Knebusch 28.11.2023

Dan Reynolds, Edvinas Žukauskas, Jérôme Knebusch
Making/Remaking Neuland

28 November 2023, 4 pm ENSAD Nancy

Of all the title fonts from the Klingspor type foundry, Neuland was probably the most frequently used abroad. But how was it produced? A letter Koch sent to Ernst Kellner in 1922 raises more questions than it answers, and designers have speculated for nearly half a century about whether Koch really cut the hallmarks without any preparation. Dan Reynolds has examined the various sources; Edvinas Žukauskas and Jérôme Knebusch have digitised the different sizes for the first time. The essay Making Neuland and the typeface Koch Grotesk were published by Poem for Neuland’s centenary in 2023. 

Dan Reynolds is a design historian based in Krefeld, where he teaches typography at the Hochschule Niederrhein. Since receiving a doctorate from the Braunschweig University of Art in 2019, he has focused his research on the history of the H. Berthold AG, particularly before 1914. Yet, Gebr. Klingspor will always be his favorite of the old foundries. Before turning to research, Dan worked as a marketer and type designer for several digital foundries and font-reselling services.

Edvinas Žukauskas (1986) is a Lithuanian born graphic artist who lives and works in Offenbach Germany. In his creative practice, which ranges from painting to type design, he often explores the visual outcome of language. Žukauskas is an alumnus of Vilnius art Academy and a student at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach

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