The “Deutsche Kurrentschrift” is an old form of German language handwriting based on late medieval cursive writing. Until the middle of the 20th century it was the established script for daily writing in German-speaking countries. One could call it the handwritten counterpart of Fraktur. Kant, Goethe, Schiller, Mozart, Beethoven, Nietzsche, Freud, even Einstein; they all used it for their writings.
Georg Salden started at the age of 5 in school with a certain late variation of the script, called Sütterlin. He studied the originals of Deutsche Kurrentschrift at the academy and wrote first sketches for the digital font with a pointed flexible metal pen. His Deutschkurrent is comparatively easy to read, because it avoids all superfluousness and decoration.