The Atlantik typeface is a result of our poster design we made for our client the "Habour Museum Hamburg". The job was to make a poster for the advertisng space at the metro and other places in Hamburg where the brand new Habour Museum Hamburg should be introduced.

The problem was that there were no fotos or illustration for us to use and so we made our own. We took some old specimen books from the museum (the Habour Museum is part of the Museum of Work with the letterpress department) and used the old wave ornaments to show the maritime theme in an other way.

After designing the poster we found more and more "wave-ornaments" in different books and decided to make a font of it. The result is the Atlantik with 213 single ornaments that can be used in 6 sets.

- Sylvia and Daniel Janssen -