The Linotype Gneisenauette – also suited to
album covers

The Linotype Gneisenauette was the result of a competition and became a part of Linotype’s Take Type Library. It was designed by Latvian designer Gustavs A. Grinbergs.

The handwritten font recalls that of a sign painter and is available in four weights. Each style has an alternative version with curved letters. Even without these curved versions, however, Linotype Gneisenauette is suited to the most diverse range of applications. This includes album covers for example, as shown here for the cover of the album from musician Raz Ohara.

According to Grinbergs himself, he chose the unusual name Gneisenauette because it has the robust nature of a German Gothic type, and the name illustrates and emphasizes this character.

Take a closer look at the styles and the album cover with Linotype Gneisenauette.
Here you can read about designer Gustavs A. Grinbergs’ inspiration for the font.

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