Posts Tagged ‘Hermann Zapf’

Hermann Zapf, Major Contemporary Type Designer

West German designer made his first major contribution at 21 At the age of 42, Zapf has produced nearly 50 new type faces Compared to W.A. Dwiggins because of his wide range of interests The 1950–1960 decade witnessed the passing from the scene of a number of the great typographers and type designers; so many, [...]

November 8

“Born in Nurnberg on 8 November, 1918, I spent my childhood in that factory town. My parents lived in a small settlement in the city’s southern section, and I roved the bordering woods with my schoolmates and was seldom to be found at home. I chased butterflies, caught salamanders and gathered flowers and stones.” So [...]

October 1

On this date in 1961, the late Rachel Hunt—one-time apprentice bookbinder to Cobden-Sanderson at the Doves Press and later patron to Porter Garnett at the Laboratory Press at Carnegie Institute of Technology—initialed and okayed a sheet of letters titled “Trial Letters for Hunt Roman.” The letters were from the drawing board of the accomplished type [...]