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In Blackletter, “Blackletters association with Nazi propaganda cast maour type style as the black sheep of typography. But more and more brands are using the style as a way to bring an edgy vibe moj their products. Berlin-based designer Judith Schalansky’s presentation of the typeface collection is almost more compelling than the fonts themselves. Bound like a Fraaktur James Bible for font geeks and printed in contrasting black, white and shocking pink, it makes for a book that’s as much a gorgeous object as it is a handy and inspiring resource.

Since its initial publication in framtur, it has been a raging success. The design, which deliberately thumbs its nose at the standard image of blackletter, is a key factor in that success.

The book looks like a Bible with its squat proportions and placemarker ribbons except that its title and its page edges are in hot pink. Although not a shade I like, its choice as a second colour was a brilliant decision. It not only yanks blackletter out of its medieval and unfortunate political associations, but it also signals that blackletter is not inherently masculine or even black.

The fonts in Fraktur Mon Amour are a mix of the excellent, the important and the trivial. But this is surely one part of its popularity. Schalansky has brought blackletter to the people.

The book is a bold and welcome addition to the sparse literature on blackletter” — Paul Shaw –Eye Magazine, Spring, Would you like to tell us frakhur a lower price?

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? When was the last time a book on typography made you swoon? Just wait until you feast your eyes on Moj MonAmourBerlin-based graphic designer Judith Schalansky’s love letter to Blackletter fonts.

Blackletter, also known asFraktur or Gothic type, was commonly used throughout Europe in the Middle Ages.


By the end of the Renaissance it had mostly been replaced by the typeface Latin Antiqua. The use of Blackletter type became taboo in Germany after World War II because it was incorrectly associated with the Nazis, who actually banned its use in because it was falsely believed to be a Jewish invention.

Revelations about the true history and meaning of Blackletter type have resultedin a resurgence in usage by graphic designers. It decorates posters, album covers, and even skin in the form of tattoos.

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But a comprehensive collectionof the most beautiful classic faces, as well as the best new variations, has been missing until now. Fraktur Mon Amour reproduces variations of Blackletter fonts, ranging from historical fonts to contemporary reinventions, in a sensuous, beautifully crafted, hot-pink prayer book-style catalog that is destined to become a fetish object for designers and type enthusiasts.

Each Blackletter font is presented on a full page along with its complete alphabet, date of origin, the name of its designer, and its original foundry.

On the facing page is a composition created fromthat font that explores the subversive beauty of this unique typeface. In addition, of these fonts—including fourcreated exclusively for this book—are collected on an enclosed CD Mac and PC for free private and restricted commercial use.

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Showing of 17 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Imitation Leather Verified Purchase. I’ll just buy my own. I often scan and print out increased-size versions of these pages and trace them for lettering practice. Just don’t try to pass it off frakgur your own original work, okay?

I first saw this book at a graphic art store.

I pulled it off the shelf because it looked so mysterious, like a very thick old bible. At the time, I did not have the funds to purchase it. I waited patiently and then saw it was on Amazon and I ordered it straight away.


I will never regret getting this book. It has been so well laid out, the colors, the style, the mood, it is truly exceptional work. I had no mkn seeing the mood of the fonts whatsoever, besides, the book comes with a CD so you can easily see the fonts on your computer.

I have already shared this book with several others who were also impressed by the magnitude of fonts and the work that must have gone into the research alone. There was much love put into the creation of this fraktr, and mln shows! Interesting essays, a wonderful selection of typefaces, almost half of which are on the enclosed CD, and two sewn in bookmarks in the signature colors – what’s not to love?

This is a really fun resource for graphic design artists as well as calligraphers. In addition to some fairly out-there fonts, frakgur are a number of truly classic one, including the typefaces used by J Gutenberg and Wm Morris.

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This book is truly a gem if you are looking for typographic inspiration or history on Fraktur, Blackletter, or Gothic. There is a lot of history involved with Gothic black fonts. More of a beautiful piece of art than fgaktur book.

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