Mittelschrift DIN 1451

Mittelschrift DIN 1451 Mittelschrift DIN 1451
details about the font
Name Mittelschrift DIN 1451 [wrong?]
Style Regular [wrong?]
category Serifenlose Linear-Antiqua [wrong?]
designer(s) Ludwig Goller [wrong?]
foundry Deutsche Industrienorm [wrong?]
date released 1936 [wrong?]
details about the photo
author willi
date January 24, 2012 – 10:51
place Blücherstraße 71,
44147 Dortmund,

more information about the font

DIN stands for Deutsche Industrienorm, German Industrial Standard. In 1936 the German Standard Committee settled upon DIN 1451 as the standard font for the areas of technology, traffic, administration and business. The Committee chose a sans serif font because of its legibility and because its forms are also easy to write. This font was not foreseen for advertisements and other ‘artistically oriented uses’ and there were disagreements about its aesthetic qualities. Nevertheless, this font was seen everywhere in Germany, on signs for towns and traffic, and hence made its way into advertisements because of its ease of recognition.

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