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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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.

As an admirer of Tschichold I might have bought this book had I not read this review.

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

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jackie rated it really liked it Dec 07, Add to Wish List. Adam rated it it was amazing Oct 12, Sebastian Carter is a typographical historian, and the European editor of Parenthesisthe journal of the Fine Press Book Association. Mason rated it it was amazing Dec 29, This substantial volume covers Tschichold’s life and career, placing the designer’s vision firmly in the rich cultural and tyypographer context of his era.

His Rampant Lions Press ceased printing at the end of But now I will save the money to buy something better! The before-and-after examples of title-pages in the King Penguin series show how he took pedestrian layouts, tightened them up, and injected elements of imagination and wit which have greatly inspired designers who came after him.


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Comments [10] I had a look at this book yesterday at a design exhibition. Not only was he a master in his field, but he wrote a number of highly influential books kaster became instrumental in promoting the modernist design strategy called the New Typography.

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He is the most important author in the Netherlands of books in the field of posters. Andrew Maier marked it as to-read Dec 17, Design Observer is doing a fantastic job by continuing to critique these and flawed books.

Jett rated it really liked it Apr 30, Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of It’s fine on a webpage, but in print it looks terrible. There is a welcome series of illustrations of the manual Eine Stunde Druckgestaltungshowing the cover, seven spreads, and even the order form. Megan rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Good stiff critical writing is a breath of fresh air!


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You May Also Like. Tschichold embraced avant-garde ideas from movements such as the Bauhaus and De Stijl and made them accessible to working designers and printers, stressing clarity in communication, with form and function going hand in hand. I have stopped buying the overdesigned, overpriced, and not well fact-checked books that keep popping up in this genre, and the reviews on Design Observer are the best warning system around.

He is the most important author in the Netherlands of books in the field of posters. Thankyou for the insight. I could sense the problems with it’s design.