edition

2011

title

Latin Typefaces for the Jewish Cemetery in Brno

author

Filip Malimánek (CZ)

e-mail

malimanek@email.com

degree

M.A. project

school

Masaryk University in Brno

Department of Computer Studies

supervisor

Vítězslav Švalbach

Filip Malimánek’s MA project is a piece of research. The designer has systematically documented the Latin inscriptions on the graves of the Jewish cemetery in Brno. He has photographed the stone slabs with inscriptions, and put the photos on the hroby.designpositive.sk web page. Every documented tombstone is marked on a map, and the photographs are numbered according to the cemetery plot. The tombstones have been classified by typeface and finishing details. The web page has photographs sorting them with filters (slabs can be chosen, for example, with transitional carved inscriptions or geometrical grotesques, with interesting initials or with ornaments). Part of the project is the digitalization of three selected typefaces. Another important value of the work is tied to the fact that it adds to our awareness of the history of the Jewish minority in Moravia.