The German artist Michael Struller created the font in 1997. Linotype Salamander is part of the Take Type Library, chosen from contestants of Linotype's International Digital Type Design Contests of 1994 and 1997. The font seems to be composed of strokes and curves jointed together to form characters. Yet Linotype Salamander also looks like a handwriting font, in part because of its slight lean to the right. The font contains four basic weights, from regular to demibold, and two particularly heavy double-weights. Linotype Salamander is a light and lively font, particularly good for short texts of point size 10 and up or, in its heavier weights, for headlines and displays. Linotype Salamander is part of the Linotype Library.