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Rappold Köhli Website

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Apr 9th, 2013. Artwork published in .
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    Source: http://rappoldkoehli.ch License: All Rights Reserved.

    Type-centric website for a newly founded law firm in Zurich – via @grillitype.

    In the logo with the outlined GT Walsheim, the bar of the A has been shifted down to the next line, where it stands in for the two dots of the umlaut in “Köhli”. Such a macron-like diaeresis is particularly popular in Switzerland – cf. “Swiss umlauts” on Flickr.

    The (regular) umlaut in the last image of this post is interesting, too. It is a textbook example why it sometimes would be nice to have fonts with more compact diacritics: In many languages, lines with caps (and especially lines in all-caps) can’t be set solid because umlauts and accents get in the way. I have discussed both of these topics – fancy decorative umlauts and useful compact umlauts – in my article for the freshly published fourth issue of TypoJournal (in German). 

     

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    Source: http://rappoldkoehli.ch License: All Rights Reserved.
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    Source: http://rappoldkoehli.ch License: All Rights Reserved.
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    Source: http://rappoldkoehli.ch License: All Rights Reserved.

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