Research 

& Design

Fette Brabus is a font inspired by all the old English I saw growing up. Usually tattooed across the back, written on the side of mechanic shops, or on the rear windows of the neighborhood lowriders and inside the trunks of slabs. Text written in old English gives me a feeling that whatever is written holds a level of importance and knowledge that should be remembered in time. Visually, the approach I took for this project was to reference one of my all-time favorite architectural movements, Gothic Revival. Gothic Revival has many intricate details that I replicated in the following type specimen. Through my search for inspiration for this project, I discovered a dying English dialect called Texas German. This dialect came about from German immigrants that had moved to Texas in the 1900s. It is spoken by a few people in German towns here in Texas like Fredericksburg, and New Braunfels.     

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