Kuenstler Script

As its name implies, Kuenstler Script is a script font, a typeface that looks as if it’s handwritten. Years ago I used it for my wedding invitation, which is why Kunstler Script made it to my list of interesting fonts.

What does Kuenstler Script look like?

Kunstler Script
Kuenstler Script

What do you use Kuenstler Script for?

This font with its flowing and artistic, yet somewhat scholarly look lends itself to formal invitations or announcements. It is not a bad choice to add a personal touch to some types of work. An advantage of this typeface is that there is also a bold and black version, something that is rare in copperplate fonts.

The history of Kuenstler Script

Kuenstler Script was designed by the German Stempel foundry in 1902. Hans Bohn, a German graphic artist, and type designer, extended the font family in 1957 with a black weight. Nowadays this typeface is part of Linotype’s font collection.


Given the origin of this typeface, it isn’t surprising that the ‘ue’ in its name really should be a ‘ü’, as in Künstler Script. The German ‘ü’ character is usually written ‘ue’, but can also be written as a simple ‘u’, as in Kunstler Script.

Other sources of information

Fonts.com has a page on Kuenstler Script but the Wikipedia one may be more informative.

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