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Michael Wenssler Font Download

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Michael Wenssler

Michael Wenssler or Michael Wennsler, operated a press at Basel betweeen 1472 and 1490. He apparently

suffered financially to the point that he fled his creditors and came to France where he managed to print a further 10 works to bring to a total an estimated 150 books. This font face dates to 1482 and is a wonderfully well rounded and uniquely decorative example of the early blackletter style.


Ballard Font Download

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Andreae™ Font Download

font family from Proportional Lime, added April 19th


Hieronymus Andreae or latter in life Hieronymus Formenschneider as he proudly took a new surname to proclaim his success in the printing industry as the man who introduced the Fraktur script to the world of print. This project was undertaken at the orders of Emperor Maximilian I. One of Fraktur’s first appearances was in a joint venture with the great Albrecht Dürer. This font was based on a later work Andreae’s magnus opus in the music field the Coralis Constantini by Henry Isaac. Andreae worked as woodblock cutter and then became a publisher in the city of Nuremberg until his death in 1565.

We at PLTF are proud to revive this enormously infulentfial typeface.


Dropsomaniacal Font Download

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Drop Caps happen. They started off life as decorated initials way back when in the days of illuminated manuscripts. Then printing came and they became the work of the rubricators and then somewhere soon after printing began, at least by the 1490’s, they were printed directly into the text. This then is a collection of over a hundred glyphs from that closing decade of the Icunabula period. All of them are based on examples found in the works printed by Michael Wenssler in Basel. This font also contains a few useful pointing hands and a set of spacing characters.


Albrecht Pfister™ Font Download

font family from Proportional Lime, added March 18th

Albrecht Pfister™

Herr Pfister was a printer in the city of Bamberg Bavaria. He is known to have published nine works. And it has been contentiously argued that he printed the “36 line Bible.” He was responsible for two innovations. The first was printing in his native German language and the second was the use of woodblock prints to add illustrations to the text. These were both first with the use of movable type. He was heavily influenced by Gutenberg’s typefaces but there are a range of notable and also subtle differences between the two men’s output. He was known to be active in the industry from about 1460 to his death in 1466. This font was specifically based on his “Biblia Paperum.”