Everybody needs a muse, and Danish architect and designer Knud V. Engelhardt is ours. The Sonderborg Engelhardt house number is an homage to the polymath who, in 1927, created a unique design scheme for street signs and house numbers in the Municipality of Gentofte, north of Copenhagen. Characterized by a bold, thickset typeface that Engelhardt designed, the signage can still be seen today.
For the Sonderborg Engelhardt house number, we have recreated his innovative typeface, which still looks fresh and modern nearly a hundred years later. This house number captures Engelhardt’s humanist design philosophy and functionalistic sensibility, preserving his legacy for generations to come.