Hermann Typeface is inspired by and loosely based on Hermann Zapf’s Ideas which he outlines in Über Alphabete. Gedanken und Anregungen beim Schriftentwurf. Especially the part where he describes traveling to italy and searching for inspiration in antique roman gravestone typefaces.
I then went onto the old cemeteary in Darmstadt, where Hermann Zapf himself is buried and looked for inspiration on Tombstones on that graveyard.
The specimen itself revolves around the topic of death and gravestones.
Newspaper, 350 × 500 mm, 36 pages
4C Risograph Print, 250 × 350 mm