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Hans Eduard Meier

Swiss type designer in Obstalden, Switzerland, born in 1922 in Horgen am Zürichsee, who was associated with ETH Zurich for a long time. He died in 2014. In his obituary, Meier's long-time friend and former publisher Erich Alb wrote: He was a tireless, quiet craftsman, alone in his room, away from everything, who worked with endless stamina. The high quality of his calligraphic work, his sure eye in drawing letterforms, his teaching skills, his drawing, painting and graphic work distinguish him as a unique international figure. Meier created these typefaces:

His books include Die Schriftentwicklung (published in 1995 by Syntax Press in Cham, Switzerland). This teaching book contains over sixty of Meier's calligraphic specimens, as well as a historical survey of scripts from ancient Greece to today. One of Meier's specimens, entitled Roman Lapidary 1st Century, was worked into a digital typeface family by Elsner and Flake as Meier Kapitalis (2013).

References: Superb analysis of his life and contributions by Roxane Jubert (in French). See also Swiss Typographic Magazine Nr 3: Hans Eduard Meier 1922-2014, by Erich Alb, Cham, Switzerland, 2014 [Erich Alb, who knew Meier quite well, spoke about Meier's life at ATypI 2015 in Sao Paulo]. Linotype link. FontShop link. MyFonts link. Klingspor link.

View Hans Eduard Meier's typefaces. View various digital versions of Syntax and Humanist 531.

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