Joost Schmidt’s (1893–1948) name is undoubtedly connected with monolinear condensed letters of geometric appearance, but his unfinished, and much lesser-known, stencil alphabet constructed on grid paper in 1930, was what inspired Joschmi. From just six original letterforms (a, b, c, d, e, g), Flavia Zimbardi completed Schmidt’s draft and extended it to a full character set for contemporary use, including lining and old-style figures, and stylist alternates that adds round terminals, lending even more personality to the typeface. In 2018, the digital font was manufactured for letterpress, and went full circle, back to analog. The 500+ glyph set carved in wood, topped with Formica is now housed at P98a in Berlin.
- Released: May 2021
- Joschmi PDF Specimen