The book includes selected articles and lectures by the prominent designer Hermann Zapf on calligraphy, type design and typography, as well as a detailed catalog of his typefaces. The author covers a wide range of creative and practical issues related to the development and application of a typeface in the past, the present and the future.
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The edition is beautifully illustrated with calligraphic and type works of the author and addressed to type and graphic designers, decorators, and book artists.
Release date: December 11 2013
Hermann Zapf (born 1918 in Nuremberg) is a prominent German type designer, calligrapher, book artist, author of many articles on contemporary typography and publishing techniques. Zapf taught computer typography at Rochester Institute of Technology. Since 1948 Zapf has developed hundreds of typefaces for hot metal typesetting, linotypes, phototypesetting and digital print, with some of the faces becoming industry classics.
Published by permission of Hermann Zapf and The Society of Typographic Arts (Chicago)
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