typography and type : the Letter : Development of type IV tourbitte scrollen top tour

In the following time, a change of style took place in western Europe, which had also an influence on the typefaces.
EinzugThe letters became steeper, more cramped and more angular. The curves of the letters got broken. They developped one of the most famous broken types: the Textura, a gothic script.

Gotik (12.-15. Jahrhundert)
Gothic period (12.–15. century)

She was considered to be exemplary by Gutenberg in the 15th century and was used to print his 42-lined bible.

Many documents of medieval writing and printing art show how differently letters were shaped and adapted to the respective epoques of style.

Renaissance (15.-16. Jahrhundert)
Renaissance (15.–16. century)

Barock (17.-18. Jahrhundert)
Baroque period (17.–18. century)

The change of style-epoques, the spread of the art of printing, technical and cultural developments leaded to an amount of print-types.

Klassizismus (18. Jahrhundert)
Classicism (18. century)

Neue Sachlichkeit (19. Jahrhundert)
New functionalism (19. century)