Record book handwritten by Johann P. P. Presser between 1760 and 1809. Johann, ancestor of Arthur
Gothic Roots - condensed blackletter typeface inspired by Johann P. P. Presser's book
Typeface details, lowercase and uppercase characters. A typographic journey from Germany to Brazil
Script typeface inspired by Johan P. P. Presser's handwritting in Kurrentschrift style
Typeface details, lowercase and uppercase characters
Research and design exploration of Brazilian typography from the 18th and 19th century
Letter designs assembled to form an alphabet
Brasilica - typeface inspired by early Brazilian typography from the 18th and 19th century
Postcards using the 3 typefaces
Original lettering designs inspired by Brazilian 18th century typography
Typographic studies with blackletter style inspired by Johann P. P. Presser handwriting
A typographic journey from Germany to Brazil
Arthur Presser is a communication designer from Brazil specialising in branding and typography. He has 10 years of experience in the design industry and recently completed a Masters Degree in Design for Communication at University of Westminster.
This major project featured is Font Family a collection of three typefaces developed over a period of 3 months. The typefaces are inspired by a handwritten book by Johann P. P. Presser between 1760 and 1809. Johann an ancestor of Arthur owned a leather tanning company in the city of Wolfersweiler (today known as Nohfelden) in Germany and used the book to keep records of the financial affairs of his business. Two typefaces were created inspired by the letters in the book, Johann Script and Gothic Roots.
Additionally in-depth research was conducted on the typographic styles in Brazil in the same period that Johann P. P. Presser wrote his book. Through this research a typeface inspired by early Brazilian typography from the 18th and 19th century was developed, Brasilica.www.arthurwpresser.com.br