The new Klingspor Type Archive makes one of the most important collections of 20th century Latin typefaces visible to all.
In the archives of the Klingspor Museum in Offenbach, incredible treasures of the international art of writing of the 20th century are stored. In 2019, the museum founded the Klingspor Institute for Type Design together with the Offenbach Academy of Design. This paved the way for members of the university to become involved in the use and public presentation of the archive.
The HfG students Laura Brunner and Leonie Martin have developed a website with their diploma thesis, supervised by Prof. Marc Schütz (Department of Typography), which makes the extensive archives of the former Klingspor type foundry visible to the professional and interested public. In addition, they have also developed a new four-part font interpretation of Rudolf Koch Antiqua to give the archive a corresponding contemporary face. An important component of this public digital archive is also the inclusion of current developments.