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Dieter Zembsch

Born in 1943, Zembsch began his career in graphic arts as a typesetter. He subsequently studied graphic design at Mannheim (in 1968) and Stuttgart. While working as a packaging designer for the pharmaceutical firm of Mann&Schröder, in his spare time he designed the winning entry in Letraset's International Typeface Competition for 1972/73, a typeface named Beans. Another font, Jumping Jack, was first released as dry-transfer sheets by Mecanorma in 1975. He later worked as advertising manager for a German publishing house and, in 1977, he became an independent graphic designer, operating as Zembsch' werkstatt in Munich, specializing in book design. In addition to illustrating book jackets for other authors, he has written and illustrated several of his own works. Zembsch and partner Sophie Weiss currently run a design firm in Munich.

In 2009, Nick Curtis designed a digital extension and modification of Beans called Free Holeys NF. Alan Prescott's revival is called APT New Beans.

The digital re-issue of Beans was done by Charles Grant and Lineto, and released by Lineto in 2008 as LL Beans and in 2020 as Jumping Jack. First designed in 2011, LL Jumping Jack remained unpublished for several years. In 2019, it was overhauled and its character set was completed by Sascha Bente at Lineto, with approval by Dieter Zembsch and Charles Grant.

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file name: Lineto Jumping Jack 2020


file name: Lineto Jumping Jack 2020


file name: Charles Grant Dieter Zembsch L L Beans 2008


file name: Charles Grant Dieter Zembsch L L Beans 2008


file name: Charles Grant Dieter Zembsch L L Beans 2008


file name: Charles Grant Dieter Zembsch L L Beans 2008


file name: Charles Grant Dieter Zembsch L L Beans 2008


file name: Alan Prescott A P T New Beans 1996 after Dieter Zembsch Beans 1973


file name: Alan Prescott A P T New Beans 1996 after Dieter Zembsch Beans 1973b


file name: Alan Prescott A P T New Beans 1996 after Dieter Zembsch Beans 1973c







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