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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For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Florence Laiai marked it as to-read Jan 01, Andrew Bourne rated it liked it Jul 23, Rigzin rated it it was amazing Feb 06, 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.

Comments [10] I had a look at this book yesterday at a design exhibition. It’s just like Verdana – it looks nice on a screen but you should never print it. Frenchfold rated it it was amazing Dec 04, I love the content of this book, but the design is just awful. Lawrence marked it as to-read Aug 10, Isaac marked it as to-read May 08, Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x It appears here courtesy of the author.

Table of contents Introduction by Cees W.

Jan Tschichold – Master Typographer

Not only was he a master in his field, but he wrote a number of highly influential books and became instrumental in promoting the modernist design strategy called the New Typography. 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.


It is troubling to see inaccuracies in a book of this scale and price. Hardcoverpages. Superbly illustrated with archive photographs and examples of Tschichold’s work, the book confirms de Jong’s assertion that “Tschichold’s heritage lives on in the digital age, proving that he is among the greatest typographic designers ever, his influence still being visible in the world of typography to this day.

Jan Tschichold – Master Typographer

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Adam rated it it was amazing Oct 12, 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 jah the digital age, and proving that he is amongst the greatest typographic designers ever.

Still haven’t read much of it and probably never will. I just sit and look at the pretty pictures. Robin added it Jul 28, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Bruno Oyama marked it as to-read Jul 20, Maybe I’m just an idiot, but his review may be as overblown as the book.

Lists with This Book. Hopefully this lack of thorough research is not an accelerating trend in literature. Description Few have left a deeper impression on the world of typography than Jan Tschicholdone of the most outstanding and influential designers typoggrapher the 20th century.

Matthew marked it as to-read Sep 09, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Chris marked fypographer as to-read Apr 11, Good stiff critical writing is a breath of fresh air!


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This substa Few have left a deeper impression on the world of amster than Jan Tschicholdone of the most outstanding and influential designers of the twentieth century. His Rampant Lions Press ceased printing at the end of Megan rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Mantas marked it as to-read Jan 21, We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Contents List Introduction by Cees W. Looking for beautiful books? Thank you for this review.

And they had quite a few in stock. The man’s long been in the grave: The openings of paragraphs are not indented, as he explicitly demanded, but space is inserted between the paragraphs, which he explicitly condemned. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Margot marked it as to-read Sep 13, Mastfr marked it as to-read Dec 01, He is the most important author in the Netherlands of books in the field of posters.

Eric Swenson added it Jul 22, He retired from Monotype inthe production of Sabon was overseen by his successor John Dreyfusand Morison died the year it appeared.