There are several groups or occasions for fraktur:
- People who are enthusiastic about fraktur for its own sake.
- Enthusiast for a fitting epoch, e.g. 1920s enthusiasts.
- If you want something to look historically authentic, for example props for movies, theatre or roleplaying.
- If you want to give something an old, traditional or sometimes festive touch. Many traditional restaurants, alcohol and food producers, newspapers etc. use fraktur or another kind of blackletter in their logos (but usually only there). Diplomas or wedding invitations etc. would be another area of application.
- If you want something to look especially weird, you can combine fraktur with notably non-traditional elements (e.g., the color pink).
- If you want something to look German (especially outside of Germany). E.g., in Asterix and the Goths, fraktur is used for the text in the Goths’ speech bubbles.
- There are still some radical language conservativists, who claim that fraktur is better suited for the German language and may even want it to be revived.
- Neonazis, who want to be as German as possible in every aspect (and may not know that it was the Nazis who abolished blackletter in the first place).
Though I have worked on a blackletter digitalisation myself (due to points 1–3), I would say that the majority of blackletter enthusiasts is somewhere between not quite right in the head and fully insane.
Also, when using fraktur in a way where it’s not obviously case 2–6, you always risk that people think that you do it because of reason 8. This especially holds, if you are using the long s.