Jan Tschichold embraced extremes. His work, most notably “Die Neue Typographie”, embraced and defined modernist typographic ideas. Jan Tschichold (pronounced yahn chih-kold), – , was a highly regarded German calligrapher, typographer, book designer, and. Jan Tschichold, Master Typographer has 18 ratings and 0 reviews. Few have left a deeper impression on the world of typography than Jan.

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Jan Tschichold – Master Typographer : His Life, Work & Legacy

Not only was he a master in his field, but he also lectured on the subject, wrote a number of highly influential books, and designed many classic typefaces, including the best-selling Sabon. Mantas marked it as to-read Jan 21, Joshua Boydstun marked it as to-read Nov 17, Comments [10] I had a look at this book yesterday at a design exhibition. The man’s long been in the grave: Jocelyn marked it as to-read Jan 15, Anna marked it as to-read Jul 11, Lindsay rated it liked tscgichold Nov 24, Thank you for giving us this intelligent and thoughtful look at the book, and by implication, the contemporary publishing business.


Chris marked it as to-read Apr 11, Check out this article I wrote on Tshichold and centered typography: It is troubling to see inaccuracies in a book of this scale and price.

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Le Coultre is a Dutch notary and poster collector. Kobe marked it as to-read May 10, Brief quotes from the master are given a full page and set in a huge size of type.

And they had quite a few in stock. Fifteen spreads, and the jacket and the binding are shown, followed by fifteen more spreads of the Dutch edition, which includes a duplicate of one of the German ones.

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Here the brief discussion in the text comes 75 pages before the copious illustration. Eric Swenson added it Jul 22, Trivia About Jan Tschichold, M You May Also Like.


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Jan Tschichold – Master Typographer

I could sense the problems with it’s design. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. If Stanley Morison had any hand in the name, it is not recorded.

This article first appeared in the Times Literary SupplementApril 10, He retired from Monotype inthe production of Sabon was overseen by his successor John Dreyfusand Morison died the year it appeared.

Le Coultre is a Dutch typogrrapher and poster collector. There is a welcome series of illustrations of the manual Eine Stunde Druckgestaltungshowing the cover, seven spreads, and even the order form.