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Baden-Württemberg
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Gunzenhausen
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Rhineland-Palatinate
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Falkenhagener

About Frauen

Frauen is Lucas Sharp’s ode to German calligraphy. The script style is based on some lettering Lucas found on the cover of an almanac of Berlin debutantes (!) published in 1945 titled, Die schönsten Frauen der Welt: The Most Beautiful Women in the World.

Frauen Features

  • Roman Alternate Lowercase 'e'
  • Roman Ligature Set
  • Superscript / Subscript

Roman Alternate Lowercase 'e'

Roman Ligature Set

Superscript / Subscript

  • Roman Small Capitals Set
  • Roman Uppercase Swash Alternates
  • Automatic Fractions

Roman Small Capitals Set

Roman Uppercase Swash Alternates

Automatic Fractions

  • Swash Capital Roman Alternates
  • Script Ligature Set
  • Swash to Roman Capital Alternates

Swash Capital Roman Alternates

Script Ligature Set

Swash to Roman Capital Alternates

Frauen Construction

The Roman is partially based on the calligraphy of Friedrich Neugebauer, and partly Lucas’s own creation. Frauen Roman and Script share a common weight, x-height, and nib angle, and when used together behave as if the same unabashedly German calligrapher penned them both in the same sitting. As such, the uppercase and lowercase of each style can be used interchangeably with one another.

Extreme contrasts acheived pivoting and manipulating pen pressure

Frauen Roman and Script nib angle and uniform nib size

Designed by Lucas Sharp in 2015 with Wei Huang. Special thanks to the Letterform Archive and Rob Saunders.

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