Carl J. Kurtz

CARL J. KURTZ
is a freelance designer and art director from Hamburg, Germany.

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Emme

Principles of Typedesign by Troy Leinster

At the end of 2021, I was lucky to take part in the principles of typedesign crash course by Troy Leinster. The goal of the 3 Month workshop was to create the beginnings of a typeface. In addition to the wonderful help and support from Troy, the course opened my eyes to the whole process of typedesign beginning with calligraphy up to the presentation and marketing of the typeface.

Emme, the result of the workshop, is the beginning of a translation-style typeface with humanist influences. For the presentation, I decided to use quirky German words to show off the style of the typeface. Not only are these words helpful in showing the individual characteristics of the letters, but because of the nongerman speaking audience of the class, the other participants could concentrate on the look of the typeface without getting distracted by the meanings of the words.

COLOPHON
This website is set in Switzer, made by Jeremie Hornus for the Indian Type Foundry.

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© 2021–2023 Carl J. Kurtz.
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COLOPHON
This website is set in Switzer, made by Jeremie Hornus for the Indian Type Foundry.

COPYRIGHT
© 2021–2023 Carl J. Kurtz.
All rights reserved.