Studio Mathias Clottu redraws Mies van der Rohe’s Allzweck typeface for new exhibition

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In 1966 architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created a set of sans-serif extended capital letters. The Allzweck alphabet was used on correspondence and to annotate blueprints by the modernist master and has been redrawn by Studio Mathias Clottu to be used in a new exhibition that explores the architect’s vision for an unbuilt tower in the City of London. “We have drawn a bespoke version based on Mies’ letters with some elements of the, probably, first English sans-serif two-line Egyptian, drawn by William Caslon in 1816.” explains Mathias. “The result is a more regular set of capitals but keeps some of the more drawn characteristics found in the Allzweck. Its weight is in between a regular and a medium font.”

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