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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

  • Lowercase Alternates
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  • Standard Ligatures
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  • Superscript / Subscript
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Lowercase Alternates

Frauen Lowercase Alternate

Standard Ligatures

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Superscript / Subscript

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  • Automatic Fractions
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  • Small Capitals
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  • Uppercase Script Alternate
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Automatic Fractions

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Small Capitals

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Uppercase Script Alternate

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  • Diacritics
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Diacritics

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  • Script Features 1
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  • Uppercase Roman Alternate
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  • Diacritics
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Script Features 1

Standard Swash Ligature

Uppercase Roman Alternate

Uppercase Roman Alternate

Diacritics

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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.

Frauen Script vs Roman UC
Extreme contrasts acheived pivoting and manipulating pen pressure
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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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