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DESCRIPTION:

Ten years or so after his unique treatment of Garalde design with Trump Mediaeval, Georg Trump took on the transitional genre with Mauritius, which was to be his last typeface. He started working on it in 1965. The Stuttgart-based Weber foundry published a pamphlet previewing it under the name Barock-Antiqua in 1967, then announced the availability of the metal types (a roman, a bold and an italic) a year later. The global printing industry was already in third gear with cold type technology, so there weren't that many takers, and Weber closed its doors after more than 140 years in business. Subsequently, Trump's swan song was unfairly overlooked by typography historians and practitioners. It never made it to film technology or scalable fonts. Thus, one of the most original text faces ever made, done by one of the most influential German type designers of the 20th century, was buried under decades of multiple technology shifts and fading records.

The metal cuts of Mauritius seem to have been rushed in Weber's desperation to stay afloat. So the only impressions left of the metal type, the sole records remaining of this design, show substantial problems. Some can be attributed to technological limitations, but some issues in colour, precision and fitting are also quite apparent, particularly in Mauritius Kursiv, the italic metal cut.

This digital version is the result of obsessing over a great designer's final type design effort, and trying to understand the reasons behind its vanishing from typography's collective mind. While that understanding remains for the most part elusive, the creative and technical work done on these fonts produced very concrete results. All the apparent issues in the metal types were resolved, the design was expanded into a larger family of three weights and two widths, and plenty of 21st century bells and whistles were added.

Designers: Patrick Griffin, Georg Trump

Styles: Mauritius, Mauritius Italic, Mauritius Medium, Mauritius Medium Italic, Mauritius Bold, Mauritius Bold Italic, Mauritius Condensed, Mauritius Medium Condensed, Mauritius Bold Condensed

 

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German text book book text classic sharp serif workhorse smallcaps academic contemporary legible magazine newspaper news fractions headline original traditional transitional news news text roman editorial readable clean condensed headline titling small caps publishing humanist elegant family composition crisp catalogue fractions original
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LANGUAGES SUPPORTED:
Latin Ext Basic Latin
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FULL FONT NAME:
Mauritius
FORMATS AVAILABLE:
otf
V001.001
131.15 kB
otf
V001.001
131.15 kB
eot
96.41 kB
ttf
389.7 kB
woff
129.11 kB
svg
304.23 kB
FULL FONT NAME:
Mauritius Italic
FORMATS AVAILABLE:
otf
V001.001
97.7 kB
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V001.001
97.7 kB
eot
77.66 kB
svg
292.45 kB
woff
106.36 kB
ttf
287.59 kB
FULL FONT NAME:
Mauritius Medium
FORMATS AVAILABLE:
otf
V001.001
132.31 kB
otf
V001.001
132.31 kB
woff
128.64 kB
eot
97.55 kB
svg
303.88 kB
ttf
366.55 kB
FULL FONT NAME:
Mauritius Medium Italic
FORMATS AVAILABLE:
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V001.001
101.02 kB
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V001.001
101.02 kB
eot
80.1 kB
svg
286.82 kB
ttf
284.98 kB
woff
107.16 kB
FULL FONT NAME:
Mauritius Bold
FORMATS AVAILABLE:
otf
V001.001
129.98 kB
otf
V001.001
129.98 kB
eot
93.9 kB
woff
123.35 kB
svg
296.33 kB
ttf
342.25 kB
FULL FONT NAME:
Mauritius Bold Italic
FORMATS AVAILABLE:
otf
V001.001
98.41 kB
otf
V001.001
98.41 kB
eot
74.13 kB
woff
96.83 kB
ttf
251.56 kB
svg
285.88 kB
FULL FONT NAME:
Mauritius Condensed
FORMATS AVAILABLE:
otf
V001.001
82.26 kB
otf
V001.001
82.26 kB
eot
69.08 kB
woff
93.4 kB
ttf
266.88 kB
svg
258.83 kB
FULL FONT NAME:
Mauritius Medium Condensed
FORMATS AVAILABLE:
otf
V001.001
78.93 kB
otf
V001.001
78.93 kB
eot
67.31 kB
woff
90.38 kB
ttf
256.8 kB
svg
257.42 kB
FULL FONT NAME:
Mauritius Bold Condensed
FORMATS AVAILABLE:
otf
V001.001
79.05 kB
otf
V001.001
79.05 kB
eot
66.35 kB
woff
87.88 kB
ttf
241.81 kB
svg
256.99 kB
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