Tschichold’s New Typography and the Relationship to the Bauhaus more mainstream commercial design much through the efforts of designer Jan Tschichold. For example, he devised brand new characters to replace the multigraphs ch and sch. His intentions were to change the spelling by. Inspired (to some degree) by a general degradation of typography design problems and explained them to a wide audience was Jan Tschichold. Both rules punctuate the space, and Tschichold’s essay explains the new approach.

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If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to archives moma. For instance, the first letter of headlines would be ridiculously decorated and centered instead of placed to the left. Tracee Savage rated it it was amazing Oct 23, This book is enlightening and maddeningly annoying. He made contact with both Moholy-Nagy and El Lissitzky and, enthusiastically embracing the ideals of Russian Constructivism, changed his first jaj to Iwan.


He promulgated their theories in lectures and writing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He advocated the use of standardised paper sizes for all printed matter, and made some of the first clear explanations of the effective use of different sizes and weights of type in order to quickly and easily convey information.

One star for Tschichold’s contributions to the design cosmos. At the age of 26 he produced his most influential book, The New Typography. His “Experimenta Typographica,” a series of typographic experiments in form and space that he worked on while in hiding during World War II and working for the Resistance, was published in the mids.


Paperbackpages. The person who applied these new design approaches to everyday design problems and explained them to a wide audience was Jan Tschichold.

Quite an interesting book, more so if you work in publishing and are able to understand Tschichold’s influence in today’s publications.

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Both rules punctuate the space, and Tschichold’s essay explains the new approach. To ask other readers questions tschichlld The New Typographyplease sign up. Oct 17, Rosebud marked it as to-read.

Much of the book still hold relevance for typographers today, but the last part is a little dated. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.


Sep 06, David Blinn added it. Mark Jackson rated it really liked it Apr 08, The book is possibly the only early treatise on typography designed for practical use, not theoretical debate.

The New Typography

He did not like the typefaces Kabel or Erbarfeeling them too much like artist’s faces. Taylor Guerra rated it really liked it Apr 29, Notice his ideas of layout are asymmetrical. Typograhpy Read Edit View history.

As with Moholy-Nagy, clarity of message was Tschichold’s ultimate goal and all elements on the page were configured to that end. This article has multiple issues. His process can be compared to the creative process of the Dadaists—particularly collage. He had a constructivist approach.

hypography From my schooling, this is one of the best books ever made about graphic design. Sep 27, Ninakix rated it really liked it Shelves: It also may help explain why he never worked with handmade papers and custom fonts as many typographers did, preferring instead to use stock fonts on a careful choice from commercial paper stocks.