Andrea Tinnes

Burg Grotesk

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Burg Grotesk is the new typeface for Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design.
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Burg Grotesk is the official typeface of Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, specifically designed for the new visual identity of the institution. Burg Grotesk is a sans serif typeface based on PTL Roletta Sans, a comprehensive round family also designed by Andrea Tinnes. Compared to 
PTL Roletta Burg Grotesk has sharp corners at its stroke terminals, while still combining functionality and playfulness with many refined details. The typeface is characterized by a mixture of rather modest capitals with a slightly smaller proportion and more vivid lowercase letters with a slightly wider proportion, adding fluidity and rhythm to the text. Burg Grotesk currently consists of three weights — regular, medium and bold — as well as a bold condensed and a regular monospaced version; more fonts and matching italics are in the making. The OpenType fonts include many advanced layout features with various figure sets, small caps, alternate characters, ligatures as well as geometric symbols and arrows. Burg Grotesk also comes with a symbol font offering a wide range of geometric composites and a logotype font called “Burg Letters”.
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