Trump Mediaeval: The Story of its Creation

Trump Mediaeval is one of those versatile typefaces that book designers turn to when they want something decidedly different from the usual book types (Garamond et al.). Norbert Krausz tells the story of its creation in this dissertation while providing us with biographical information about Georg Trump and ample imagery of proofs and drawings in all the phases of development. The first part of this study includes the cultural and social contexts that influenced the typeface’s design, as well as the market conditions and personal relationships that helped form it. The second part builds upon this information to offer new perspectives on the typeface’s relevance.

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