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Hannes von Döhren’s Americane is not based on any single existing wood type style, but rather it’s a combination of the most salient styles of Von Döhren’s survey of the American wood type landscape, applied to a broad-use display family.
Starting at the lightest weights, the designer’s sensitivity to form delivers a lightline more representative of metal gothics of the period, exhibiting also a subtle dynamism in the curves. Toward Americane’s heavy end, its true character shows since it’s here that the idiosyncratic texture peculiar to wood type begins to emerge. Through it all, the high waists and the high x-height, Von Döhren creates something new that’s still evocative of type you can hold in your hand.
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