Arnold Böcklin (typeface)  

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Arnold Böcklin is a display typeface that was designed in 1904 by Schriftgiesserei Otto Weisert foundry. It was named in memory of Arnold Böcklin, a Swiss symbolist painter who died in 1901.

It is probably the best-known Art Nouveau typeface.

The font had a renaissance in the 1960s and 70s as part of the general Art Nouveau revival in popular design. Its influence can be seen in the work of illustrators such as Roger Dean. The Stuckist artist Paul Harvey has also used the typeface in his work.

The OpenType version supports ISO-Adobe 2, Adobe CE, and Latin Extended character sets.




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