Karlgeorg Hoefer (1914-2000) was a highly accomplished calligrapher, type designer and educator in lettering arts.
He developed a universal pen with novel writing and drawing features for Brause. As a result of this he began to design type faces.
Hoefer developed his first font from lettering done with the broad nib, Brause 505. Using this nib he produced broad, thick strokes as well as extremely fine lines.
The Salto font was developed by Karlgeorg Hoefer and introduced in 1952 by the foundry Gebr. Klingspor in Offenbach. The Salto font is recognized today as the embodiment of the zeitgeist of the ‘50s.