The Oldtype "Deutsche Schrift" Font
Current Version: ALOT Deutsche Schrift 1.1 (September 2012)
A comprehensive and faithful rendition of Rudolf Koch's first release, usually referred to as "Fette Deutsche Schrift" or "Koch-Schrift". In addition to the regular character set, the font includes a large number of alternates and ligatures, plus two sets of ornamental initials (Initialen mit Zierstrichen und Punkten zur Koch-Schrift, and Initialen zur halbfetten deutschen Schrift). The main sources used during the font design process were a sample page from Hendlmeier, W. (1994), Kunstwerke der Schrift, Hannover: Bund für Deutsche Schrift und Sprache (p. 164), and several specimen sheets from the Gebrüder Klingspor Type Foundry for Koch's Deutsche Schrift type family (all of which are re-created below using the Oldtype "Deutsche Schrift" Font).
Updates in Version 1.1 include smoothing of corners for every glyph and addition of a few alternate characters. The font has a softer and more consistent look, especially at large point sizes..