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The Art of Hermann Zapf

Started by Mechanic, April 14, 2012, 04:25:36 AM

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"The Art of Hermann Zapf" was produced in 1967 at Hallmark Cards Inc.

I'm sure that many people interested in typefaces will be aware of the work of Hermann Zaph. I ran across this video on YouTube and as it has had very few views I thought it was worth posting. Toward the end of the video there is a view of the Linofilm tape reader and the nixie display tubes on the Linofilm keyboard.

You can learn more about Hermann Zapf on

QuoteFrom his first typeface designed when he was just 20 years old (Gilgengart), through more than 200 others right up to the present day, Zapf's work has achieved an unmatched popular success, while maintaining an aesthetic level which has earned him praise from professionals throughout the world. Several of his most popular type designs, such as Palatino, Optima, ITC Zapf Chancery Italic, and , are resident on most home computers. Other fonts, such as Michelangelo, Zapf International, and Zapf Renaissance - among numerous others - are the mainstay of many of the finest graphic designers of today.

The art of Hermann Zapf

George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast

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