After WWI, Germany was plunged into one of the worst inflations ever to hit a western country as the government struggled with the truly massive punitive damages demanded by the Treaty of Versailles.



During this brief period of hyper-inflation, people who did not convert their savings into tangible assets lost them completely. Many bank accounts were closed because even large pre-war sums of 100,000 Marks were longer worth even the price of a postage stamp. An interesting by-product of this period was the rich variety of banknotes churned out from each town, displaying values of anything up to 100,000,000,000,000 Marks.



Vitus is a bold face with occasional delicate strokes. It'a based on a typeface found on one of the million mark notes released during the inflation in the 1920's.



Extras fill the second face and include ligatures, ornaments, and graphic elements of early 20th century advertising.