Designed by Paul Renner and published in 1929. It shows an alternative method of giving maximum thickness to a font by being designed to resemble the use of a stencil. It was a very fashionable typeface during the avant-garde period. It is still an excellent typeface for display use.

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Futura Black


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Since its launch in 1929, Futura Black has been a stencil typeface extensively used in display contexts.  It contains the basic and extended Latin characters, accented characters, standard ligatures, numerals, currency, mathematical operations and symbols. Among its best-known uses are the City of Boston’s public safety departments, the “R” for the National Association of Realtors, the logo for the 2021 James Bond movie and Pulp magazine, the Dodge Rebellion ’67 campaign…

In 1927 the Bauersche Giesserei in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) presented for the first time 3 varieties of a new typeface, the thin, demiblack and black Futura, designed by Paul Renner, a prolific typography writer and director of the Master Craftsmen’s School for Printer’s in Munich. It soon became one of the most widely used typefaces in the world. Futura Black is its stencil version, commonly used during the avant-garde and still a very good choice for display contexts and logos.