Jan Tschichold

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Jan Tschichold

Master Typographer: His Life, Work & Legacy

By Cees W. De Jong

Thames & Hudson, Hardcover, 9780500513989, 351pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2008

This substantial volume places Tschichold's vision firmly in the rich cultural and historical context of his era. In his introduction, Cees W. de Jong offers an overview of Tschichold's life and times, while the other contributors discuss the designer's major influences and innovations, including his seminal poster design, groundbreaking work with Penguin Books, and later reappropriation of classical typography Superbly illustrated with archive photographs and examples of Tschichold's work, the book confirms de Jong's assertion that "Tschichold's heritage lives on in the digital age, proving that he is among the greatest typographic designers ever, his influence still being visible in the world of typography to this day." The essays are by Jorre Both, Stefanie Burger, Martijn F. Le Coultre, Richard Doubleday, and Alston W. Purvis.