Jessen Font


Jessen, Hybrid designed and cut in two sizes without preliminary drawings in Offenbach am Main by Rudolf Koch for The Four Gospels. Printed at the Klingspor press in 1926 and published by Koch himself. Formerly named Bibel-Gotisch, the type was released as Jessen by the Klingspor foundry in 1930. Type design workshop at ESAD •Valence, April 2016.

Jessen typeface is a part of Gothico Antiqua project. Based on a series of workshop sessions conducted between 2015 and 2018 in art & design schools across France and Germany, with over 150 students, the digital typefaces are the result of a thorough analysis and redesign of the originals.