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  • FDI Wiking

    Designed by: Heinz König, Ralf Herrmann

    Released: 2020

    Number of styles: 1

    Script support: Basic Latin, Latin Extended

    Most suitable for: Display Use (logos, headlines, …), Editorial Design

    Notes: This font contains glyphs and/or features which are only accessible with fully OpenType-savvy applications.

    Wiking by Heinz König was originally released in 1925 at the type foundry J. D. Trennert & Sohn in Hamburg. FDI Wiking is a carefully crafted revival released for free under the Open Font License. This was made possible by the generous support of people around the world, who pledged for this project on Kickstarter

    FDI Wiking has around 400 glyphs covering Western, Eastern and Central European Latin. Many characters have alternative glyphs, so both traditional German blackletter typesetting and international use with improved legibility is possible.  

    We thank all Kickstarter supporters: Akira Y., Alex, Alexey G., André M., Anne W., André U., Dallas R., Stefan S., Eckhard P., Eric S., Erik S.,  Fernando D., Fliegender, Frank L., Gunnar P., Gregory K., Grischka P., Gunnar L., Günter S., Gunther S., Hans S., Hans-Ulrich K., Harald E., Helmut H., Henning L., Holger J., Hylbrand-J. H., Ilja W., Jan-F. Stieler, Jeffrey D., Jens N., JJ Y., Joachim M., Johannes T., Johney C., Joumana M., Karly N., Klaus S., Louis R., Maik-F. G., Robert M. S., Marcel A., Masaki M., Michael A., Michael B., Michael W., Monika G., Nicole P., Norbert M., Patricio H., Paul M., Pedro T., Philipp P., Pöjkworks, Riccardo S., Rob S., Spremi, Stefan S., Swedish Z., Tamara L., Thomas K., Thomas L., Thomas R., Till, Ulrich D., Wurstvogel, Xavier S., Ysae

     

    FDI Wiking was digitized from a print specifically made for this purpose using the original letterpress font

    Default Glyphs

    Traditional Glyphs (stylistic set 1)

    Wiking regular

    “A longing for excitement can be satisfied without external means within oneself: For creating is the most intense excitement one can come to know.” —Anni Albers—

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