Ania Wieluńska, Borys Kosmynka, Mateusz Machalski, Adam Półtawski
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Makkabi is an interwar typeface that was used in two Warsaw printing houses (W. Spiegelstein and the Rekord printing house). The original character set consisted of only uppercase letters in large size and was so limited that some letters in the composition had to be replaced with letters from other typefaces. Originally, the typeface was in the form of a wooden type. It was used primarily in sports posters, which encouraged participation in football matches of the Makabi club - the Jewish Gymnastic and Sports Association. This typeface is known from the covers of books by Szczepan Twardoch ("Król", "Kingdom"), designed by Rafał Kucharczuk. Parallel to the covers, the first version of the digital typeface Makkabi by Filip Tofil was also created. For publication on our website afiszujsie.art, Filip's typeface was prepared by Ania Wieluńska. In relation to the original letters from the posters, the Makkabi provided by us has been supplemented with a set of minuscules (lowercase letters), numbers and punctuation marks. Makkabi is a display font - it will work well with large, short inscriptions. It is best to combine it with sans-serif typefaces.