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  1. Blake N. Behrens Blake N. Behrens

    Meine Vaterland.


    8 months ago

  2. Jon Stapp | atomicvibe Jon Stapp | atomicvibe

    This series looks great, Blake!

    Related anecdote:

    I'm 1/4 German, and my wife and I were just in Germany as part of our 2-week honeymoon. We visited Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Bacharach, and Oberwesel, where we stayed in a castle overlooking the Rhine. It was beautiful there!

    8 months ago

  3. Blake N. Behrens Blake N. Behrens

    @Jon, oh man. I'm jealous. I believe I actually have family in Stuttgart.

    I've never been to Europe, but my wife and I are talking about going to Germany for our 10th anniversary in a few years. I think we'll have to find a castle to stay in now!

    8 months ago

  4. Marc Mueller Marc Mueller

    Looks interesting. Because of our past (I'm German), I always shy away from blackletter when spelling Germany / Deutschland, but it seems to work just nice.

    6 months ago

  5. Blake N. Behrens Blake N. Behrens

    Interesting! I was going for a classic passport stamp style, and in doing multiple countries, I brought in as much indigenous style as I could. You're saying that you'd have avoided blackletter because of the Wars? Or some other past? Thanks for the input, @Marc!

    6 months ago

  6. Marc Mueller Marc Mueller

    @Blake N. Behrens Blackletter was used heavily during the Nazi regime, for a similar reason as you mentioned. It was considered an indigenous, typical German folky style that represented the "return to German virtues" that they advertised. Somehow that spoiled a lot of blackletter for me, unfortunately.

    6 months ago

  7. Blake N. Behrens Blake N. Behrens

    @Marc I didn't know that. For some reason I thought those fascists used Futura and the geometric ilk to push a different vibe than the Weimar Republic! Now I'm gonna have to read up on this.

    6 months ago

  8. Marc Mueller Marc Mueller

    @Blake N. Behrens They actually revised it at some point. I wrote a research paper on it that I can send you if you want.

    6 months ago

  9. Blake N. Behrens Blake N. Behrens

    @Marc Mueller Please do! Thanks, Marc!

    6 months ago

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