Sigmund Freud Typeface

With kind support from the Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna and the Freud Museum London.
kickstarter-badge-funded
“For those who regret what keyboards and touch screens have done to their penmanship, typographer Harald Geisler has an answer: Sigmund Freud.” The Wall Street Journal
Sigmund Freud was a neurologist who lived from 1856 to 1939. His research and studies led to the foundation of ‘Psychoanalysis’.

When I first saw Freud’s century old letters, I was fascinated by the beauty of these historic manuscripts. It made me smile to imagine a person writing his or her shrink a letter set in Freud’s handwriting. I started to plan creating a font based on his manuscripts.

I contacted the Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna and Freud Museum London. To start the creation I selected eight handwritten documents – This selection of specimen was my orientation during the design process. They were created between 1883 to 1938 and are of various character such as handwritten scientific papers, personal letters, notes and a telegram.



A successful Kickstarter Campaign with over 1400 Backers enabled me to visit the Archive and study the original Manuscripts of Sigmund Freud. Here you can see the video for the Kickstarter Campaign:



After months of development I finished four alphabets based on Freud’s handwriting. Why four and not just one? When you write a text on your computer every letter looks exactly the same. When you write with your hand, every letter looks a little different.



In order to make type look like handwriting, different variations of each letter have to be drawn and stored in the font. The font is then programmed to exchange letters while you are typing. This makes the rendered result on your screen or print look like handwriting.

  The PRO Version contains all alphabets and alters the appearance of the written text while you are typing. The alternating mechanism works in certain applications i.e. Word 2010(or newer), Pages, TextEdit, InDesign, Illustrator… some applications like LibreOffice, OpenOffice do not support this feature. Maybe future versions will. Until then you can use the Sigmund Freud Font #1 , #2, #3 and #4 to access the different alphabets by hand.

The sixth file Kurrent renders German handwriting. Until the 1950’s a slightly different handwriting was taught in German speaking countries (Switzerland, Austria, Germany). This script had three significantly different letters (s,h,e,). This style of writing was called Kurrent. Most of Freud’s correspondence was written in German.

You will receive all six fonts (Sigmund Freud Typeface PRO, #1, #2, #3, #4 and Kurrent). The Fonts (OpenType PostScript) work on all Windows, Mac and Linux Computers. The Sigmund Freud Typeface is international and features a wide range of accented letters to reach everyone in Sweden, France, Hungary and almost everywhere around the globe (Find a complete list below).

By purchasing this font you agree to Harald Geisler's End User License Agreement (EULA), which can be viewed here.

The package also includes an installer for iPhone / iPad to use the font in your favourite apps like Pages, Numbers etc.

To purchase the font please select the size of your company.
(For larger companies please select multiples of 100 employees tier.)

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What do other people say about the project?

“As a psychotherapist, I believe Freud contributed greatly to the thinking and understanding of Western society, and that this is an interesting way to draw attention to his work.”

RB, Psychotherapist, San Francisco Bay Area, California

How to install a font on a Mac or Windows Computer.
1 – Download the file by clicking on the download link in your email receipt. 2 – Locate the file on your hard disk. [ Optional: the downloaded file is a .zip archive. A zip file bundles files. If the file is not automatically extracted, double click the file Sigmund-Freud-Typeface.zip and the individual files will appear. ] 3 – Double click each of the six font files (A window pops up with an install button.) 4 – Press the install button. !! Success the fonts are now installed. !! It will appear in your font menu under ‘Sigmund Freud Typeface PRO’ ,’Sigmund Freud Typeface 1′, ‘Sigmund Freud Typeface 2’ …etc. 5 – Optional Troubleshooting: Restart Computer.


Complete List of supported languages.
Afrikaans, Albanian, Asu, Basque, Bemba, Bena, Bosnian, Catalan, Chiga, Congo Swahili, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Embu, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Gusii, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Kabuverdianu, Kalaallisut, Kalenjin, Kamba, Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Lithuanian, Luo, Luyia, Machame, Makhuwa-Meetto, Makonde, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Manx, Meru, Morisyen, North Ndebele, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Nyankole, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Romansh, Rombo, Rundi, Rwa, Samburu, Sango, Sangu, Sena, Shambala, Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Soga, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Swiss German, Taita, Teso, Turkish, Vunjo, Zulu


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All Sigmund Freud Typefaces in comparison, displayed in Mac OS TextEdit

Sigmund Freud Typeface Gift Card

Sigmund Freud Typeface Gutschein

I am purchasing the font as a gift for someone else… as a PDF Gift card. See sample so the right (click to enlarge)

Ich kaufe die Schrift für jemand anderen als druckbarer PDF Gutschein. Beispielsgutschein links (zum vergrössern klicken)

Featured on:
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“Doctor, what does it mean if you dream of creating a font of Freud’s handwriting?” — Ayun Halliday, Open Culture “…geekily romantic, at once artistic and scientific” — Edie Jarolim, Freud’s Butcher “…sympathisch” — Jürgen Siebert, Fontblog
“Wouldn’t you love to write a letter to your shrink using the Sigmund Freud typeface?” Dorothy Tan, Design TAXI 
 
“JUST DON’T WRITE A LETTER TO YOUR MOTHER WITH IT. …until the reader looks a bit closer, and they see 70+ years of modern science weighing in on turn-of-the-century pop psychology.”
Mark Willson, Fast Company
“This project gives people the convenience afforded by the computer while maintaining the romantic nostalgia, beauty, and character of letter writing with real handwriting.”
Daniel Dahab, The Huffington Post

Kickstarter Launch:
Sigmund Freud Typeface – A letter to your Shrink.

2013
Typographic Wall Calendar
Kickstarter



Order Prints here. www.haraldgeisler.com/order-prints

Conspired Lovers



Conspired Lovers is inspired by love-letter-writing. A font to capture the intentions of writing love letters more than any other font.

Conspired Lovers ist inspiriert vom Schreiben von Liebesbriefen. Eine Schrift die die Intentionen vom Liebesbriefeschreiben mehr verkörpert als jede andere Schrift.


How did the Project start?
 In the last five years I wrote love letters with two persons. I became used to the joy of handwriting with ink and nib on fine paper. Through practice and experimentation my hand continuously refined. As life moves on, suddenly I found myself with no one to write love letters to. It’s a luxury to have someone to write letters to. Missing this luxury and joy of writing, listening to Gregory Porter’s “Be Good”, the decision was made to take this 5 years of writing and turn this dance on paper into a font. A handwritten typeface for everyone to use.




 This font was created in July, 2012 and named Conspired Lovers. A font to capture and convey your message in a special way to the beloved ones close to your heart. With a long practice of writing crafted into the unique design I hope that you and the recipient of your writing will soon enjoy this design.

The Open-type version features 350+ glyphs including alternates and ligatures. All lowercase and most uppercase letters are connected, to create a realistic hand-writing-calligraphy on your creations.

Conspired Lovers is international and features a wide range of accented letters to reach everyone in Sweden, France, Hungary and almost everywhere around the globe. The font is delivered in OpenType format and works on PC, MAC, iPhone and iPad.


Wie hat das Projekt begonnen?
  In den vergangenen fünf Jahren habe ich mir mit zwei Personen Liebesbriefe geschrieben. Ich gewöhnte mich an den Genuss handschriftlich mit Tinte auf feines Papier zu schreiben. Durch kontinuierliches Schreiben und Experimentieren habe ich meinen Stil verfeinert. Das Leben bewegt sich weiter; auf einmal finde ich mich in einer Situation ohne eine Person an die ich einen Liebesbrief schreiben kann. Es ist ein angenehmer Luxus jemanden zu haben dem man Briefe schreiben kann. Als mir dieser Genuß am meisten fehlt höre ich Gregory Porter’s “Be Good” und entschloss diese fünf Jahre Liebesbriefeschreiben, diesen Tanz auf dem Papier aufzunehmen und damit eine Schrift zu machen. Einen Font mit dem jeder schreiben kann.

Die Schrift wurde im Juli 2012 umgesetzt und heißt Conspired Lovers. Ein Font der die Absicht einer Botschaft auf eine einzigartige Weise einfängt und übermittelt, an die die einem nah am Herzen liegen.

Sie erhalten eine Schrift die für PC, Mac, iPhone und iPad geeignet ist. Alle Kleinbuchstaben und die meisten Großbuchstaben sind miteinander verbunden um ein sehr realistisches handschriftliches Schriftbild in Ihren Kreationen zu erzeugen.
Mit mehr als 350 Zeichen, Alternativfiguren, Ligaturen, Sonderzeichen und Akzenten (z.B. Å, Ä, Ã, Â , Á , À oder Ñ, Ò, Ó, Ô, Õ, Ö, Ø) ist der Font auch für internationale Kommunikation vorbereitet.

Construction plan for Conspired Lovers –
Inital Drawings

Erste handschriftliche Entwürfe


GLYPH TABLE  |GLYPHEN TABELLE




Benefits:

  • Alternate Letters
  • Connected letters to create realistic calligraphic impressions
  • Comes in OpenType (OTF Postscript)
  • Including download for iPhone and iPad
  • Works on PC and MAC
  • Immediate download
  • [Free updates]
  • Pay online quickly and securely through PayPal



By purchasing this font you agree to Harald Geisler's End User License Agreement (EULA), which can be viewed here.

The package also includes an installer for iPhone / iPad to use the font in your favourite apps like Pages, Numbers etc.

To purchase the font please select the size of your company.
(For larger companies please select multiples of 100 employees tier.)

Purchase



More about Conspired Lovers:
How to use Conspired Lovers on your website or blog (i.e. headlines)


Conspired Lovers
is availble as a Webfont through MyFonts
https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/harald-geisler/conspired-lovers/.
[How to purchase and download a font] [Payments and security] Returns

Returning tangible goods:

Returns of tangible goods (i.e. prints or plates) must be claimed within 10 days after delivery through email, phone or fax.

Tangible goods must be send back immediately after claiming the return within the original packaging.

Shipping costs will not be refunded. The buyer ships the item at own risk and cost. A refund will be made after the returned item arrives undamaged.

A restocking fee of 25% of the total purchase price applies to returns of all tangible goods.
A reduced restocking fee of 10% of the total purchase price applies to returned offset prints.

Returning intangible goods:
Intangible goods (i.e. font licenses) are not returnable or refundable, for obvious reasons. If your purchase is proven defective and you notify me within 5 days of your purchase, I will either provide a replacement/update to that item or refund your money.

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Space in Writing.

“a quietly provocative composition that
re-contextualizes the space bar as a
functional signifier of emptiness.”

Another dear series made with keyboard keys is Space in Writing. The first object had this text written on the back:

Seventeen
words
to
describe
seventeen
used
space
bars,
arranged
vertically,
left
aligned
in
a
white
wooden
frame.

So far I created six objects in this series. With every object one space bar is removed from the composition and one word from the description. The second piece came with the text:

Sixteen
words
to
describe
sixteen
used
space
bars,
arranged
vertically,
left
aligned
in
a
white
frame.

As the series continues the last object of the series, #18 would be an empty frame without description.

Space in Writing #6
Creation date: February 10th, 2018

Twelve
words
describe
twelve
black
space
bars,
left
aligned
in
white
frame.

Signed on backside. Measurements: 35 x 45 x 4,3 cm (width x hight x depth)

Purchase

Space in Writing #6 by Harald Geisler

Space in Writing #4
Creation date: February 10th, 2018
Owner: J. Hartnack, Frankfurt a. M. Germany

Fourteen
words
to
describe
fourteen
space
bars,
arranged
vertically,
left
aligned
in
a
frame.

Signed on backside. Measurements: 35 x 45 x 4,3 cm (width x hight x depth)

Space in Writing #6 by Harald Geisler

Space in Writing #3
Creation date: 2013
Owner: S. Spiegel, Hamburg Germany

Fifteen
words
to
describe
fifteen
used
space
bars,
arranged
vertically,
left
aligned
in
a
frame.

Space in Writing #2
Creation date: 2013
Owner: David Low, Asquith, Australia

Sixteen
words
to
describe
sixteen
used
space
bars,
arranged
vertically,
left
aligned
in
a
white
frame.

Space in Writing #1

Creation date: April 2nd, 2010
Owner: S. J. Sloat, Frankfurt a. M. Germany

Seventeen
words
to
describe
seventeen
used
space
bars,
arranged
vertically,
left
aligned
in
a
white
wooden
frame.

Siebzehn
Wörter
um
siebzehn
gebrauchte
Leertasten
zu
beschreiben,
vertikal
arrangiert,
linksbündig
angelegt
in
einem
weißen
hölzernen
Rahmen.

Space in Writing by Harald Geisler