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.
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 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.
As is historically accurate, a short-s will be used at the end of words automatically when the historical Stylistic Set has been activated.
V1.0 — Initial release version; 2014.09