Koch RudolfGermany * 1876 † 1934
Rudolf Koch's contribution to modern typography could be regarded as celebration of good old calligraphic school, comparable to Oldřich Menhart's or Herrmann Zapf's approach.
He's the author of one of the most beautiful blackletter typefaces, the feather-light "Frühling". Since it was never published in digital form, we took the liberty to draw our own paraphrase, adapted to computer technology, including numerous swashes, ligatures and alternates as OpenType functions. We could work without respect to metal limitations: on computer, all calligraphic extensions, ascenders, descenders and endings can be designed even more daringly. Bold and Text designs, which were not planned by the author, were added. To avoid unwanted mismatch, we named our version "Monarchia", because it declines significantly from the original, especially in its Medium and Bold weights.