Weiss Antiqua Revival

A modern revival of a typeface by Emil Rudolf Weiß.


 
A project from my first semester at TypeMedia — to revive a historical typeface from a printed book. I revived Weiß Antiqua, a distinctive typeface cut at the Bauer Typefoundry in Frankfurt am Main, 1928.
 
This project involved researching the historical context and heritage of the typeface, as well as digitising it and making alterations to adapt it to modern technologies and use cases.
 

Scan comparisons
 

The above scans are all of the same typeface, but differences in optical size, version, and printing method make the end results vary greatly. Much of the challenge of this project was in identifying the 'real' face of the type.


 

Comparison between the original source and the revived typeface: