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Jan Tschichold

Born in Leipzig (1902), died in Locarno, Switzerland (1974). Influential German type designer whose typefaces include these:

  • Sabon (for Stempel, 1964-1967). The most famous digital version of Sabon is Linotype's Sabon Next. See also Sabon eText Pro (2013, Linotype).
  • Transit and Transito (1931). Transito has been remade by Nick Curtis in 2009 as Waddem Choo NF, and by Paulo Heitlinger in 2008 as Transito.
  • Zeus (1931). Pleks Zeus (2008) is a revival of Zeus by Hans Munk.
  • Saskia (1931, Schelter&Giesecke). Revived by Ralph M. Unger in 2016 as Saskia Pro.
  • Uher Standard Grotesque.
  • Between 1926 and 1929, he designed a "universal alphabet" to help with non-phonetic spellings in the German language. For example, he devised new characters to replace "ch" and "sch". Long vowels were indicated by a macron below them. The alphabet was presented in one typeface, which was sans-serif and without capital letters. Leicht und schnell konstruierbare Schrift (1930) is a Bauhaus-style geometric revived in 2008 by Sebastian Nagel as Iwan Reschniev. See also Architype Tschichold by The Foundry.
Links about him: Textism site. Nicolas Fabian's page on him. Links to his work. Bio at Linotype. Wikipedia site. Publications include:
  • Die neue Typographie (Berlin, 1928). Quote from this book: Type production has gone mad, with its senseless outpouring of new types. Only in degenerate times can personality (opposed to the nameless masses) become the aim of human development,
  • Typographische Gestaltung (Basel 1935).
  • Geschichte der Schrift in Bildern (Basel 1941).
  • Schriftkunde, Schreibübungen und Skizzieren (Basel 1942, Berlin 1952).
  • Schatzkammern der Schreibkunst (Basel 1946).
  • Meisterbuch der Schrift (Ravensburg 1953).
  • Erfreuliche Drucksachen durch gute Typographie (Ravensburg 1960).
  • Willkürfreie Maßverhältnisse der Buchseite und des Satzspiegels (Basel 1962).
  • Ausgewählte Aufsätze über Fragen der Gestalt des Buches und der Typography (Basel 1975).
  • Jan Tschichold, Leben und Werk (Dresden 1977).
  • Jan Tschichold. Schriften 1925-1974 (Berlin 1991).
  • Recommended is this short essay entitled Consistent Correlation Between Book Page and Type Area.

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