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Forms follows function- it is this Bauhaus design principle that inspired the elegantly geometric sans serif type Futura. The most influential font design of the Bauhaus era, Futura is beautifully utilitarian.¹
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Paul Renner

Paul Renner, like Jan Tschichold , wanted types that suited the modern age instead of being revivals from an earlier one. In this, his views were similar to those of the Bauhaus movement, whose ideals he shared and influenced without ever being a member.²
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American Type Founders

American typefounding agglomeration formed in 1892, eventually containing most of the American typefounding industry. In the 1890s, sorting through the libraries that were merged in and deciding what to keep and what to get rid of was handled by Joseph W. Phinney.³
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