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Dubious Typeface For Sale

Signal is a German script typeface, designed in 1931 by Walter Wege for H. Berthold AG in Berlin. It was inspired by brush script created in the late 1920s and rooted in the sachplakat aesthetic of the time. In 1932, a bolder Block-Signal and lighter Script-Signal were introduced. In a somewhat customized form, it served as the masthead for the Nazi magazine Signal, an illustrated photo journal and Wehrmacht propaganda organ published in multiple languages, aimed at neutral and occupied countries. Perhaps it is just the name “Signal” that is too close for comfort, but the typeface has outlived the magazine.




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