Fragtura typeface, schoolwork
Typeface + letterpress + booklet
This font was designed by deconstructing the elements of classical fraktur fonts. Picking apart the different elements that make the fraktur letters so recognisable and re-designing them as individual elements allows us to use a new system in forming and designing letters. The project consists of a hand-made metal frame, wooden stamp blocks containing the letterparts, black ink and a manual pressing plate. The system can be used as a small, portable letterpress that can print one letter at a time.
The frame is accompanied by a small book consisting custom letters made by friends and teachers, showcasing the variety of possibilities with a small set of basic shapes.