"Elizabeth-Antiqua" a film on Elizabeth Friedländer

Directed, written and animated by Pixie Kolesa
13 April 2021

Directed, written and animated by Pixie Kolesa

 

“Elizabeth-Antiqua” is a short, animated documentary about Elizabeth Friedländer, the first woman to design a commercial Latin typeface. Friedländer made history while facing physical and professional peril in Nazi Germany. “Elizabeth-Antiqua” details her recorded life while harnessing animation's limitless potential to fill in the gaps recorded history has left us with. It’s a meticulously researched, whimsically animated piece - a refusal to forget the great women of history.