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Vojtěch Preissig (1873–1944), a Czech designer who did significant work on book and type design - created 'Preissig Antiqua' for Czechoslovakia type designs. Designers in Czechoslovakia felt that they should have a specific typeface that represented the Czech design culture. Preissig created 'Preissig Antiqua' roughly around the early 20th Century that would influence the style of print and type designs not only in Czechoslovakia, but also all over Europe in general.4
Forms and types
Antiqua's Germanic opposite is blackletter, in which the letter forms are broken or fractured. In 19th- and 20th-century Germany there was a dispute over whether German should be written in antiqua or the highly-developed Fraktur blackletter. In 1911, the German Reichstag rejected an official switch by only three votes: 85 to 82. Hitler advocated a switch in 1934 but took no action until 1941 when a decree in Germany outlawed the use of blackletter in favour of antiqua See an English Translation of Martin Bormann's 1941 memo mandating the use of Antiqua.
Made by Berne Nadall (1896-98), Restored by American type foundry Barnhart Bros & Spindler. The type face restored is not Caslon's work but it was created by imagining how it would look during the time (1900's).5
Made by Vojtěch Preissig (1873-1944), a type designer and writer.
Nesbitt, Alexander The History and Technique of Lettering (c) 1957, Dover Publications, Inc.ISBN 0-486-20427-8, Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number: 57-13116. The Dover edition is an abridged and corrected republication of the work originally published in 1950 by Prentice-Hall, Inc. under the title Lettering: The History and Technique of Lettering as Design.