JAF Herb

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JAF Specimen 2013–2014
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JAF Herb is based on sixteenth-century cursive broken scripts and printing types. It features connecting letterforms that are rather tightly spaced. Originally designed by Tim Ahrens in the MA Typeface Design course at the University of Reading, it was further refined and extended in 2010. The idea for JAF Herb was to develop a typeface with the properties of blackletter, without evoking any negative connotations. The JAF Herb family retains the complex, humane character of fraktur without appearing conservative, aggressive or intolerant.
  • JAF Herb, Regular

    Yorkshire pudding is a staple of the British Sunday lunch and in some cases is eaten as a separate course prior to the main meat dish. This was the traditional method of eating the pudding and is still common in parts of Yorkshire today.

    Because the rich gravy from the roast meat drippings was used up with the first course, the main meat and vegetable course was often served with a parsley or white sauce. Traditionally, though less so now, the Yorkshire Pudding could be served as a sweet, with sugar or even with orange juice as a sauce. It is often claimed that the purpose of the dish was to provide a cheap way to fill the diners, thus stretching a lesser amount of the more expensive ingredients as the Yorkshire pudding was traditionally served first.

  • JAF Herb, Bold

    Olomoucké syrečky or olomoucké tvarůžky is a ripened soft cheese made in Loštice, Czech Republic, which is very easy to recognize by its strong scent and yellowish colour. It is named after the city of Olomouc and contains only 0.6% of fat.

    The oldest references to the manufacture of cheese in Olomouc date from the 16th Century, but it is likely they referred to a more traditional cheese than the present Olomoucké tvarůžky. Olomoucké tvarůžky was eaten by Emperor Rudolf II. Until the 19th century, Olomoucké tvarůžky was produced in the villages surrounding Olomouc, and was generally regarded as a peasant food.

  • JAF Herb, Condensed

    Pumpernickel ist ein Vollkornbrot aus Roggenschrot, das ursprünglich aus der westfälischen Küche stammt. Im Ausland gilt Pumpernickel als typisch deutsches Brot, das sich lange hält.

    Die vermutlich älteste heute noch existierende Bäckerei für Pumpernickel ist die 1570 von Jörgen Haverlanth in Soest gegründete Bäckerei Haverland, die sich bis heute im Besitz seiner Nachkommen befindet. Soest war fast vollständig von fremdem Gebiet umgeben und wurde im Mittelalter des Öfteren, und teilweise sehr lange, belagert. Damals soll das Pumpernickel den Bürgern als Notration gedient haben.

  • JAF Herb, Bold Condensed

    Paska is made with milk, butter, eggs, flour, and sugar, except in Romania, where the recipe most commonly includes sweet cream, cottage cheese, and/or sour cream along with eggs, sugar, raisins, and rum. An egg and water mixture is used as a glaze.

    The Christian faithful in many Eastern Christian countries eat this bread during Easter. Christian symbolism is associated with features of paska type breads. The inside of paska can be a swirl of yellow and white that is said to represent the risen Christ, while the white represents the Holy Spirit. Other versions include chocolate, rice, or even savoury mixtures based on cheese.

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