Walter Tiemann Prize website

News|Fonts in Use|Florian Hardwig 2015-12-22 13:56:41

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Homepage detail, medium viewport width

TheTiemann-Antiquaaka Tiemann Old Face, created by the namesake in 1923 for Gebr. Klingspor, is paired withFakt. This contemporary sans serif was designed by Thomas Thiemich, a graduate of the Leipzig Academy of Fine Arts, the school where OurType.

Fakt comes with plenty of alternates that can totally alter its look and feel. They are organized in stylistic sets and can be activated all at once (SS01), or one by one. The Walter Tiemann Prize uses a special version that includes all the simplified alternates as default glyphs.

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Top: Fakt with default glyphs. Bottom: Fakt with alternates ("Fakto")

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The current homepage with the fragmentary rendering of the call for entries on top of a portrait of Walter Tiemann is based on a poster design by Anna Lena von Helldorff. In the online version, the missing words can be made visible by selecting the text.

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The society aims to acquire all prize-winning books for its library, which is available for exhibitions as well as for individual study.

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Body text is set in regular-width Fakt, with alternates.

Source: http://waltertiemannpreis.de.License: All Rights Reserved.

For narrow viewports, Fakt is substituted by Fakt SemiCondensed. Nick Sherman currently is looking for more examples of such "sites that change fonts (the family or style, not size or spacing) according to media queries".

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