Manuale Typographicum.

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Creator

Hermann Zapf

Title

Manuale Typographicum.

Publisher

Museum Books

Date

1954

Coverage

New York

Subject

(Frankfurt am Main: Heinfich Egenolf)

Description

Grolier Club member and type designer Jerry Kelly ranked Hermann Zapf’s Manuale Typographicum as “forever among the greatest works of typography and printing.” The work features 100 quotes relating to various aspects of the book, selected and arranged by Zapf into creative and original typographical designs. The types were culled from the archives of the Stempel type foundry in Frankfurt am Main, where Zapf worked as a lettering artist.

This specimen features a quote by Theodore Low De Vinne (1828-1914), New York City printer and founding member of the Grolier Club.

Source

Gift of Pamela Estes in memory of Richard Estes, September 2010.