Hermann Zapf

Twentieth Century Type Design
by Sebastian Carter

First edition of this reference compilation of biographies of the most famous type designers of the 20th century. A must for every type book collection.

Since its first publication in 1987, Twentieth Century Type Designers has become a standard reference work for typographers, designers and students alike.
This book serves as an introduction to the concept of typefaces and to some of the personalities who have created them–Goudy, Rogers, Koch, Gill, Morison, Van Krimpen, Trump, Tschichold, Frutiger, Zapf and others–and places them in the context of the enormous changes that have occurred in typography.
The introduction in the 1880s of the Linotype and Monotype hot-metal composing machines, and in particular the Benton pantographic punchcutter, revolutionized the manufacture of type, and caused a flood of new typefaces. More recently, filmsetting and digital typesetting have brought new opportunities–as well as new disciplines. This book examines the conflicts arising from these technological advances, which have pitted craftsmanship against commercial interests, and forced designers to come to terms with the new creative opportunities.
Whatever motivates type designers–whether it is the practical need to create new faces for machines, the ideal of producing the perfect letter-form for our age, or whether type is designed as an offshoot of other artistic activities–their work has had a far-reaching impact on our culture.

Designers featured:

Frederic Goudy, Bruce Rogers, Rudolf Koch, William Addison Dwiggins, Eric Gill, Victor Hammer, Stanley Morison, Hans (Giovanni) Mardersteig, Jan van Krimpen, Georg Trump, Joseph Blumenthal, Robert Hunter Middleton, Jan Tschichold, Berthold Wolpe, Roger Excoffon, Herman Zapf, Adrian Frutiger.

* Condition: Very Good (tight, clean copy, protected in plastic wrap w. very good dust jacket – ex-library card) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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IDEA No.150
Special Issue 1978-9

IDEA No.150
Special Issue 1978-9

Cover Design by Kazumasa Nagai

Features the work of: Anton Stankowski, F. H. K. Henrion, Frieder Grindler, Colin Forbes, Alan Fletche, Wim Crouwel, Adrian Frutiger, Jacques Richez, Silvio Coppola, George Him, Hermann Zapf, Karl Oskar Blase, Pieter Brattinga, Josef Müller-Brockmann, Stanislav LKovár, Gunther Kieser, Wolf D. Zimmermann, John Gorham, Heiri Steiner, Hans Hillmann, Jan van Toorn, Franvo Bassi, Bernard Villemot, Kurt Wirth, Hans Schleger, Emanuele Luzzati, Pino Tovaglia, Helmut Schmidt-Rhen, Allen Hurburt, Giulio Confalonieri, Michael Foreman, Giulio Confalonieri, Siegfried Odermatt, Roman Cieslewicz, Heinz Waibl, Jean Widmer, Flavio Costanitini, Pierre Boucher, Arnold Schwartzman, Gilles Fiszman, Ruedi Külling, Mark Zeugin, B. K. Wiese, David Pelham, Herbert W. Kapitzki, Franco Grignani, Georges Calame, Peter Megert, Waldemar Swierzy, Rosmarie Tissi, Mervyn Kurlansky, John McConnell, Jukka Veistola, Kurt Weidemann, Rambow, Lienemeyer, Van de Sand, Stuart Ash, Jean David, Heather Cooper, Makoto Nakamura, Ikko Tanaka, Tadanori Yokoo, Katsumi Asaba, Kazumasa Nagai, Yoshio Hayakawa, Yasaburo Kuwayama, Shigeo Fukuda, Kiyoshi, Awazu, Isao Nishijima, Yusaku Kamekura, U. G. Satoh, Shigeo Okamoto, Tadashi Ohashi, Takenobu Igarashi, Eiko Ishioka…

Contents:

Graphic Design in Europe : Colin Forbes
The main stream and branch of the graphic design for the latest 25 years in Europe : Anton Stankowski
Japanese design and European design : Shigeru Watano
Japan’s Present Graphic Design Situation : Shinichi Segi
Past 25 Years of Japanese Graphic Design : Kazumasa Nagai
List of Designers who appear in this issue
Index to Overseas Artists and their Works (from No. 1 to No. 149)

About the cover designer:
Kazumasa Nagai
Born in Osaka in 1929. In 1951 he withdrew from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he majored in sculpture. In 1960 he participated in organaizing the Nippon Design Center. On two occasions his designs were selected in competitions to serve as the official marks of major national events: the Sapporo Winter Olympic Games in 1966 and the Okinawa International Ocean Exposition in 1972. Now he is working mainly on posters.

IDEA was founded in 1953 in Tokyo, Japan by the Seibundo-Shinkosha publishing company. It fast became, and remains to this day, one of the most important graphic design and typography publication in the world and certainly the most significant forum on design criticism in Asia throughout the 1950s/60s/70s/80s/90s/2000s. The magazine offers rare insight into international and domestic designers and their work through historical analysis, criticism and examples of projects.

* Condition: Good – (good, tight copy throughout with only general wear from age to edges and corners, light handling creasing) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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