Jäger is a display typeface, useful for headlines or short to medium-length texts. It was designed in 2020 by Jérémy Schneider for VJ Type. The font’s release falls five years after the first drawings were developed for an exhibition at the Musées des Arts Décoratifs in Paris dedicated to contemporary art crafts.
Jäger is a tribute to fine craftsmanship. The font is very directly inspired by techniques mastered by craftsmen in their work. We thus see the hollowed-out counter forms reminiscent of engravings, sculptures or working with chisels. The angles give the impression of having been cut in wood, the contours are rounded, never sharp.
Each weight offers two versions: the Jäger Master version which is the original, most advanced, most daring design, and the Jäger Classic version in which the counter forms at
the tops of the letters have been filled in to
offer a smoother and more versatile option.