The inspiration for Arnicae came from the writings on labels of old apothecary bottles and letterings of facades of councils in Vienna. Both the bottles and the councils letterings are from the 1920s and have diverse characteristics and details that incorporated in the forms of Arnicae.
Arnicae is a sans linear antiqua whose constructed forms found dependence in the Bauhaus geometry. Her appearance is neuter and clean. Its name comes from the Tictura Arnicae, an inflammation inhibitory medicine, which is made out of Arnica (Marguerite).