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The type designs of Vojtech Preissig are rugged, bold and often technically flawed. The hand of the designer is clearly evident. In the true spirit of William Morris and the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement, the tell-tale signs of the machine are eradicated. In the same way as Rudolf Koch hand cut the punches of Neuland, Preissig eliminated the mechanical precision of his types. Often it is mentioned that Preissig hand cut one of his type designs with a pocket knife. It is not readily apparent which one design this anectdote refers to since several of his type designs are clearly hand rendered. The images below offer a comparison of some of Preissig's type designs.
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