Ode an Erik AH Font


This typeface originates in the Title graphics of the German TV police series "Der Kommissar" (The Police Commissioner) broadcast in 1969 to 1976.

The graphic title consists of fast, bold brush strokes and was hand-made. The letters were scanned and digitized, and from that material almost all of the lowercase characters could be derived. Uppercase and figures took inspiration from other sources which were adapted to fit the general character of the typeface.
The font works with many (mainly West-)European languages, such as English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Islandic and Turkish.

The name of the font alludes to the actor who played the main character, Erik Ode. In English it means "Ode to Erik".