RoyalBavarian was comissioned by King Ludwig 1st of Bavaria about 1834. He was probably the greatest king Bavaria ever had, but he fell in disgrace for a short affair with the famous infamous Lola Montez and subsequently had to resign. He died 1868 peaceful and happy in Nice on the French Riviera.
I happened on an original etching of his type-guidelines for official writers of those days about 20 years ago. I always thought it was a very nice Fraktur (Blackletter), not a sturdy militaristic one as most of them are. Being me, I started with first tests immediately and then just forgot the font on my computer. When I was sorting out old stuff a couple of months ago I happened on the etchings once again and kept on working on and off on the letters. More…