Beuron Font

beuron font
beuron typeface

Beuron is a monumental script consisting of capital letters only based on the murals painted by the artists of the Beuron school in 1870s. They were provided with monumental inscriptions, taken from the Holy Bible or the prayer tradition of the Church, which support the didactic character of the paintings. For these paintings a script with some striking features was used, recuring in the most murals and also craft objects of the school with only minor variations.

Unfortunately the art-historic literature dealing with Beuronese art says nearly nothing about this script, although it constitutes obviously an integral part of that art.

Besides the use for monumental inscriptions following the historical example the Beuron typeface is recommended for headings and ornaments in prayer books, hymnals and the like. The typeface is not suitable for longer texts and for profane use.