Hans Helmut Matheis was one of the leading designers of the Ludwig & Mayer typefoundry in Frankfurt, together with Karlgeorg Hoefer and Heinrich Jost and Jakob Erbar before him. His most wellknown type design is “Slogan” and the somewhat thinner “Charme”. Also “Matheis Mobil” ranks among the winners.
Even at high age, Matheis is still active as a type designer and teacher of calligraphy. In 2010, at the age of 93, he designed “Judo”, a calligraphic typeface, faithful to the Matheis style.
Judo ND was digitized by Neufville’s design staff in close collaboration with Mr. Matheis. The font has been released as a tribute to his long lasting career and his loyalty to beautiful type.