the typeface
How Fonts Are Fueling the Culture Wars
Ben Hersh
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It seems misleading to denote blackletter or Fraktur as a “typeface” (and it’s done over and over in this and previous paragraphs)— there is many different blackletter and Fraktur typefaces, just like there is many sans serif or serif roman faces. While it is correct that Nazi leadership initially endorsed Fraktur, it is the whole category of blackletter types that was first promoted, then banned in Third Reich Germany, and universally remains stigmatised ever since.

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