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Alphabet Stories

A Chronicle of Technical Developments
by Hermann Zapf
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press

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Pub Date: 2007
Format: Hardback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 149 pp.
Size: 7.25 x 11.00 inches

ISBN: 9781933360294
TB Code: 1904094
Availability: 183 in stock

Written as an anecdotal first-person account, the reader is treated to famed German calligrapher and typographer Hermann Zapf's personal recollections of technical breakthroughs. Zapf reveals milestones tracing his education in 1930s Germany, to his work on forefront of computer-aided typesetting in the 1970s, to the tour de force design of a complex calligraphic font-Zapfino in the late '90s. Vivid reproductions of Zapf's calligraphy, production proofs, typographic specimens, and photographs complete the portrait of one of the most prolific designers of our time. After a complete sell-out of the American edition, RIT Press is releasing a second edition of Alphabet Stories: A Chronicle of Technical Developments.