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Moshe Spitzer

Born in 1900 in Boskowitz (Czechia), Moshe Spitzer studied Indology in Kiel, and worked in Berlin before emigrating to Palestine (now Israel) in 1939. In Israel, he set up the Tarshish printing house, and founded his own type foundry in 1942. To improve the quality of Hebrew type, he set up the Jerusalem Type Foundry with Heinz van Cleef in 1954, the first type foundry in Israel. Together with his partners he developed the Hebrew typefaces Hatzi Light, Romema and David. He died in 1982.

Ada Wardi edited The Graphic Design of Moshe Spitzer, Franzisca Baruch, and Henri Friedlaender: New Types Three Pioneers of Hebrew Graphic Design (2015, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem), which explains Spitzer's career path.

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