As you know the Sigmund Freud Archive and Museum in Vienna has generously supported my typographic projects that started with the Sigmund Freud font. They very generously allowed me to study multiple times and for weeks Freud's original Manuscripts in their library …and also allowed me to store Freud's letter to Einstein over night in Freuds study, which was a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year and an extraordinary gift from this institution:
The contact with the museum and archive, especially Peter Nömaier und and Simone Faxa was always friendly, trusting, supportive and welcoming.
On my last visit to the Museum in early September Peter Nömaier mentioned that the Museum will also start a crowdfunding campaign to finance necessary restructuring of Freud’s former Apartment in Berggasse 19. Now I am very happy to share with you the Sigmund Freud Museum crowdfunding campaign which is not on Kickstarter but on a Plattform called we make it: https://wemakeit.com/projects/freud
I am continuing the series and creating a new handwriting font:
Actually the project is about two new fonts, one based on Martin Luther’s manuscripts and then in 2018 to follow up with Martin Luther King's handwriting.
The monks writings were celebrated this year because of the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation. Next year will be the 50 year anniversary of the assassination (1968) of the civll rights activist and minister. The idea to link the two is inspired by a radio recording that I found in 2014 of a speech MLK gave on his visit to East Berlin in 1964, in which he references his name and link to the reformer. You can listen to a sample of that speech on the Kickstarter site.
The idea and effect to write “like someone” else is to me related to the effect of carrying the name of a historic figure — with these two projects I like to investigate this relatedness.
The creation of the Martin Luther font is based on a letter that was send to Emperor Charles the V. it is a part on of the “Memory of the World” of UNESCO and can be seen at Google Arts and Culture: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/exhibit/3wIyuklRxxPJJQ
Here you can see a sample print of the prototype that I build of the font in order to test if it really works. At the moment it holds 14 letters and a few numbers, you can download the prototype for free at the campaign site (it is publicly available, even without backing)
Along with the campaign I create these little 1 minute videos that show how I create each letter.
The campaign is 30% funded and supported by 247 Backers: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2108133360/martin-luther-handwriting-font-here-i-write
But with only 13 days to go… I need your support to complete this journey to handwriting from the 16th to the 20th century and to writing today.