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

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The contributing writers discuss the designer’s major influences and the highlights of his varied career, including his seminal poster designs, his groundbreaking work with Penguin Books, and tschochold creation of the classic typeface Sabon.


Halvor Bodin added it Jan 28, I do not vomit in my mouth any when scanning across the non-indented paragraphs, paragraph breaks, or large type. Brief quotes from the master are given a full page and set in a huge size of type. Check out this article I wrote on Tshichold and centered typography: Hopefully this lack of thorough research tupographer not an accelerating trend in maxter.

Just the fact there is space between paragraphs gives me reason enough not to buy it. Few have left a deeper impression on the world of typography than Jan Tschicholdone of the most outstanding and influential designers of the twentieth century.

Jan Tschichold, Master Typographer: His Life, Work and Legacy by Cees W. de Jong

And whilst my knowledge of Tschichold’s work is not strong. His Rampant Lions Press ceased printing at the end of But now I will save the money to buy something better! Mastef marked it as to-read Jan typogrqpher, Rigzin rated it it was amazing Feb 06, Ioana Frigura added it Oct 22, He is the most important author in the Netherlands of books in the field of posters.

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Lavish illustrations – archive photographs, many published here for the first time, as well as copious examples of Tschichold’s work – accompany the text, confirming that Tschichold’s heritage lives on in the digital age, and proving that he is amongst the greatest typographic designers ever.

And they had quite a few in stock. Matthew marked it as to-read Sep 09, 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.