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  • FDI Mainzer Initialen

    Designed by: Ralf Herrmann

    Released: 2023

    Number of styles: 11

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

    Mainzer Initialen was published at the beginning of the 20th century by the type foundries Ferd. Theinhardt and H. Berthold in Berlin. FDI Mainzer Initialen is a carefully digitized interpretation, extended to three colors and made available in modern color fonts formats, namely OpenType SVG and COLR/CPAL. 

    The package contains:

    • 10 OpenType SVG fonts. Each font has its own color palette consisting of 3 colors each. The fonts can be used in desktop applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Affinity Designer. 
    • 1 WOFF font in the COLR/CPAL format. This font can be used as webfont with access to the 10 color palettes via CSS. The three colors can also be overridden via CSS. A demo HTML page is included to explain the typical usage. 
    • 1 regular OpenType font. This font can be used in any app. It doesn’t come with multiple colors, but it also doesn’t require color font support.  

    With the 26 German blackletter capitals, the font is suitable to be used for initials in German texts. There are no lowercase characters, figures, punctuation marks or characters with diacritical marks. 

    Supporters of our community websites Typography.guru and Typografie.info can try out one of the SVG fonts for free. 

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    Original letterpress prints using Mainzer Initialen

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