sharp type / 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.

The 1945 almanac of Berlin debutantes that inspired Frauen, ‘Die schönsten Frauen der Welt’

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.

All of these stylistic options are available within Frauen’s two feature-rich styles: Roman & Italic

Production assistance from Wei Huang.
Special thanks to the Letterform Archive and Rob Saunders.

Frauen Styles

Frauen has one weight in Roman & Italic with Titling Alternates & built-in Small Caps.

Version History

V1.0—Initial release version; 2015.09


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