The German designer Herbert Maring (born July 12, 1923 in Heilbronn) created the font in 1991. Herbert Maring developed his Clairvaux™ based on early Gothic typefaces. Its clever design resulted in highly stylized yet legible characters. Clairvaux™ contains one weight, Clairvaux ™regular/Clairvaux™ DFR.* DFR layouts (Deutsche Fraktur) include historic ligatures and a long s. They are provided free of charge with many black and broken letter faces from the Linotype Library. For more information, please follow this link. Clairvaux is a trademark of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions, exclusively licensed through Linotype GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.