Karlgeorg Hoefer at the SF Public Library

Blue and turquoise brush alphabet by Karlgeorg Hoefer.Blue and turquoise brush alphabet. Calligraphy by Karlgeorg Hoefer. The Harrison Collection of Calligraphy & Lettering, San Francisco Public Library.

2014 marks the 100th birthday of the calligrapher and typographer Karlgeorg Hoefer. He founded the Schreibwerkstatt Klingspor Offenbach (Klingspor Calligraphy Workshop, Offenbach) and created several typefaces, including FE Schrift, an anti-falsification script used today in German vehicle license plates. Much of Hoefer’s calligraphy work was done with a brush, and this is reflected in his typefaces, such as Salto and Sho Roman.

Here’s a piece of his that I saw at the Book Arts and Special Collections Center of the San Francisco Public Library.

About raoulpat

I got started as a calligrapher in 2009, and haven't put my pen down since. Some of the services that I provide are wedding calligraphy, quinceañera calligraphy, envelope addressing, place cards and transforming inspirational citations into framable artwork.
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5 Responses to Karlgeorg Hoefer at the SF Public Library

  1. Melissa says:

    Raoul, love the look of your page! Nice post!


  2. alan b says:

    Raoul, you go from strength to strength, I am so proud of you!! ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺


  3. alan blackman says:

    Comme d’habitude, Raoul, votre exquise calligraphie me laisse vert d’envie! Love, alan. . . 🤓 🤓 🤓 🤓 🤓

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