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Among our recent acquisitions of source material, we discovered some great samples of German letterpress type from the 1930s. These included a number of interesting fonts in the art deco and constructivist styles. Very modern looking for the period.
We developed this lettering into the Paris 1925 font, which will be the centerpiece of our forthcoming second Art Deco fonts collection. The font has a full character set plus special initials as the upper case characters, and unique overlapping kerning which creates many custom character pairs. It also includes original, stylistically compatible custom numerals.
Alphonse Mucha was born in what is now the Czech Republic in 1860 and moved to Paris in 1890 where he became the star of the poster-art movement under the patronage of the Sarah Bernhardt, socializing with the greatest of the impressionists and moving in the highest circles of the salons of the intellectual elite of Paris. After World War …