Type and type-founding
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
The collection is primarily comprised of publications and ephemeral items with content by or about Frutiger. Included are copies of his books Cantique des cantiques de Salomon (1966), Type, sign, symbol (1980), and Des Signes et des hommes (1983), and Adrian Frutiger: son oeuvre typographique et ses écrits (1994). Works about Frutiger include Formen und gegenformen (1985), by Horst Heiderhoff. Also present are a few examples of his graphic design work.
Cast metal type from the American Type Founders Company, designed by James West. Bank Script is a script typeface.
Six bound volumes containing prospectuses, advertisements, letterhead, announcements, printed type specimens, pamphlets, circular letters, price lists, press clippings, off-prints, photographs, and some correspondence, documenting the first decade of the firm Continental Typefounders Association.
The Gudrun Zapf von Hesse papers document von Hesse’s professional career as a bookbinder, calligrapher, and typographer in the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Hermann Ihlenburg Papers spans the period from 1803 through 1906 and contains correspondence, photographs, typeface drawings, printed ephemera, and other documents relating to the career of the German-American type designer and punchcutter Hermann Ihlenburg (1843-1905).
Hermann Zapf was a German type designer, typographer, calligrapher, author, and professor. He influenced type design and modern typography, winning many awards and honors for his work. Of note is Zapf’s work with August Rosenberger, a prominent punchcutter who cut many of Zapf’s designs.
The collection consists of material used in the creation of Joseph Blumenthal's Spiral type, with related ephemera.
Palatino is a large typeface family designed by Hermann Zapf. It was initially released in 1950 by the D. Stempel AG foundry.