Tusar Font Family

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Tusar Font Family

 Tusar Font Family

Slavoboj Tusar was the brother of Czech prime minister during the First republic period. He was very much involved in advertising and graphic design and well known among literary community in Prague in 20s and 30s of the 20th century. His only typeface “Tusarova antikva” was made in 1924-5 for Wiener’s “Boulevard” rare book, which was exhibited in Paris on the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, along with Preissig’s and Svolinsky’s books. Tusar’s metal alphabet was deliberately destroyed after the book was printed – so was bibliophile’s habit then… Although this typeface was primarily designed as bibliophilic, the present digital rendering is surprisingly versatile for all kinds of books, as well as corporate styles of libraries.

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