Klingspor Type Archive
A Digital Visit to the Archive of Klingspor Museum
Klingspor Type Archive is the new online platform of the Klingspor Museum, where the holdings of the former type foundry Gebr. Klingspor in Offenbach, Germany, are made digitally accessible.
The new catalog offers interested parties expanded access to the internationally sought-after archive as well as usability that is independent of prior and specialist knowledge. Filled with historical material is additionally contextualized via links, short articles, research projects, and the addition of contemporary design. The website was initiated and designed by the two HfG graduates Laura Brunner and Leonie Martin (together they are forming the design studio turbo type). Numerous opportunities are offered for unintentional browsing, but also for targeted searches. In keeping with the foundry’s work, the website’s interface is rounded off by a font family exclusively designed for the digital archive. The database set up especially for this project will be gradually filled in the coming year.
So for the visual experience just take a look at the Klingspor Type Archive every now and then—and at the analog archive in Offenbach anyway!