Petra Rüth: Introducing the first variable font – from 1793
Beteiligte(r) Künstler*in(nen): Petra Rüth
Ort: ATypI Antwerp 2018
In the late 18th century, C. G. Roßberg, a German clerk, worked on a stunning project: he envisioned a system of scripts which would harmonize together. Following the Renaissance approach, where science and art were intermingled, his aim was to encapsulate the beauty of letters in a mathematical system.