The German Typeface.
DIN Din was created in 1936. The name Din is an
Din is a very simple, usable typeface, which is
acronym for Deutsches Institut fĂźr Normung,
exactly what it was designed to be. it seems to
or German Institute for Standardization. This
remain very neutral, not putting to much stress on
organization decides the standard for just about
any one point. The uniform stroke weight makes
everything. Din was created to be the standard
it very easy to read either on a road sign or in a
typeface for all highway and railways signs in
paragraph of body text. Din has an almost industrial
Germany and other european countries, which it
look. with all of the square sides and its vertical
still is today. This was something that needed to
shape. It doesnâ€™t really intimidate the reader with
happen because the car was becoming a more
its flat points no does it comfort them in any way.
common mode of transportation at this point.
It simply communicates what is written.
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Din is a very versatile and readable typeface. It uses a uniform stroke weight throughout, giving it a very solid appearance, which makes it good for roadsigns. It is a very square typeface, even the puctuation is made of squares. The uppercase has a very sturdy and demanding look because there are very few examples of things going outside the actual letter form. While the lowercase seems much friendlier. Overall Din is very easy to read and understand which is what it was created for.
The din typeface is thought to have been created by Ludwig Goller, while he was on the DIN type committee. he was also an engineer for the company Siemens. There is some debate over whether or not Goller actually drafted Din. Some believe it was a draftsman from Siemens.
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“DIN is the magic word for everything that can be measured in Germany including the official German typeface…” Erik Spiekerman German Typeographer
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DIN Larry Fulcher Kansas City Art Institute Typography 1, 2013
the official german typeface