"Some of the new faces were experimental hybrids between blackletter and roman, and a few were romans, though most of these were idiosyncratic renderings of the classic letter as seen through the eyes of designers who were not altogether at home with it.
Another difference between Germany and the English-speaking countries was that the German traditional foundries were far more energetic in soliciting new designs from artist who were not specialist typographers."
Source: Twentieth century Type Designers - Sebastian Carter
-> This explains why German classic typography have a variety of different fonts.
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