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Gandur New

Blackletra / Gandur New

Gandur is a display textura in three weights, split into two families: Alte — the German word for old — and New.

Gandur was inspired by other geometric texturas, specially Max Bittrof’s Element (1933). The design began by adhering to a strict hexagonal grid, but during its development, slowly moved from a purely geometric to a more pen-based design. This is especially true in the heaviest weights.

text settings to illustrate the difference between Gandur New and Gandur Alte

The differences between Alte and New are essentially morphological, with reflections in the character set and OpenType features.

Gandur New has a more humanistic, contemporary structure and is more ‘romanized’ then Alte. Gandur New also features small capitals.

Gandur New / Gandur Alte / Gandur Alte with historical long-s

Gandur Alte, on the other hand, remains truer to historical forms, most notably: S s X x Z z. Gandur Alte also features the long-s, which can be accessed via a Stylistic Set or the glyph palette.

Alte is truer to historical forms, most notably S, X, and Z

(As is historically accurate, a short-s will be used at the end of words automatically when the historical Stylistic Set has been activated.

Version history

V1.0 — Initial release version; 2014.09

Gandur New Styles

Gandur New is available in three feature-rich weights, with built-in small caps, loaded with stylistic alternates.

Standard licensing: OTF (CFF-flavored OpenType)
Web font licensing: WOFF, EOT & SVG
Dynamic embedding licensing: OTF (CFF-flavored OpenType)
Other formats available upon request