By Oskar Phuong Nguyen · Düsseldorf / Ho Chi Minh city


Blitz, or Lightning, describes the unexpected twists of this typeface. Blitz is an old style text typeface that comes from explorations with the flat brush to achieve a dynamic stem-serif relationship. The accompanying italics are informed by Robert Granjon's cursive in 1543. Other inspirations include Warren Chappell's Trajanus and Albert Auspurg’s Mona Lisa. The typeface has a robust presence with flared stems interrupted by spiky serifs. It blends the charms of calligraphic nuances with the precision of digital design. Though intended for printed matters at 8-10 point, it can also command attention with its daring construction. The typeface family features a variety of weights, ranging from regular text to heavy, as well as an italic style.

About Oskar Phuong Nguyen

Oskar Phuong Nguyen is a graphic designer from the coastal city of Vung Tau, Vietnam. Since 2020, he has been studying Information and Communication Design at Hochschule Rhein-Waal in Kamp-Lintfort, Germany.

Blitz Headline image
Character set of each cut
Blitz inspiration and progress
Blitz texture
Blitz in display size
Blitz in text
Blitz system