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Georg Trump

Georg Trump was born near Baden-Wurttemburg to a family of farmers and brewers. At the age of 16 he went to study at the school of arts and crafts in Munich. His studies were interrupted by World War 1. He spent much of his life as a teacher, instructing students in the art of graphics and typography.

He is the designer of at least 12 typefaces that were all designed for the Weber foundry in Stuttgart. He fought in both world wars and was wounded in the stomach during the last days of World War 2. Following his convalesce, he returned to his post as Director of the School of Arts and Crafts in Munich to find his school destroyed. In the 1950s he retired from his work because of his wound, and in his retirement designed his most famous typeface, Trump Mediaeval.

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Fonts designed by Georg Trump


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