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Manuale Zapficum

Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Typographic arrangements of the words by and about the work of Hermann Zapf & Gudrun Zapf von Hesse
Set in typefaces by both in honor of their ninetieth birthdays

Manuale Zapficum, the new limited edition book, commemorates the ninetieth birthdays of typographers Hermann Zapf and Gudrun Zapf von Hesse through beautiful typeface specimens set in homage to the classic design of Hermann Zapf's masterpiece, his 1968 Manuale Typographicum. The 20 specimen designs in the book are based upon quotes about the couple's oeuvre, each typeset in Zapf faces and letterpress printed by several of the Zapfs' colleagues.


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Manuale Zapficum, the new limited edition book, commemorates the ninetieth birthdays of typographers Hermann Zapf and Gudrun Zapf von Hesse through beautiful typeface specimens set in homage to the classic design of Hermann Zapf's masterpiece, his 1968 Manuale Typographicum. The 20 specimen designs in the book are based upon quotes about the couple's oeuvre, each typeset in Zapf faces and letterpress printed by several of the Zapfs' colleagues. The contributors include Jill Bell, proprietor of Brandlettering Design; Rick Cusik of Hallmark Cards; Jerry Kelly of the Kelly-Winterton Press and Nonpareil Type; Nancy Leo-Kelly, a designer at Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin USA, Inc.; David Pankow, Curator of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection; and noted author/typographer, Doyald Young.

The Manuale follows a long progression Zapf publications issued by Rochester Institute of Technology's Cary Graphic Arts Collection, which maintains one of the most comprehensive American archives of Zapf’s work. In 2008 RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press released a second edition of Hermann Zapf's illustrated autobiography, Alphabet Stories, and in 2007 the Press published an exhibition catalogue dedicated to the couple's combined works: Spend your Alphabets Lavishly.

The Manuale Zapficum's innovative specimen pages employ timeless Zapf faces such as Diotima, Optima, Palatino, and Zapfino, while including fresh uses of proprietary typefaces such as Hallmark Uncial and Hallmark Textura. A variety of the specimens were letterpress printed using historic metal type from the Cary Collection. Each is printed in traditional red and black on Hahnemühle Biblio paper. The Campbell-Logan Bindery of Minneapolis, MN bound an edition of 100 copies in luxurious vellum and Fabriano paper.

 

Details

Publisher: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press (05/2009)
Binding: Case-bound quarter vellum with Fabriano Paper covers and title in gilt on the spine
Pages: 24
Size: 8.25 x 12.25 in.
Shipping Weight: 1lb

Press Releases

Release date: June 8, 2009
Contact: Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, ahfwml@rit.edu


A typographic tribute to the Zapfs in their own words and letters.
Manuale Zapficum, the new limited edition book, commemorates the ninetieth birthdays of typographers Hermann Zapf and Gudrun Zapf von Hesse through beautiful typeface specimens set in homage to the classic design of Hermann Zapf’s masterpiece, his 1968 Manuale Typographicum. The 20 specimen designs in the book are based upon quotes about the couple’s oeuvre, each typeset in Zapf faces and letterpress printed by several of the Zapfs’ colleagues. The contributors include Jill Bell, proprietor of Brandlettering Design; Rick Cusik of Hallmark Cards; Jerry Kelly of the Kelly-Winterton Press and Nonpareil Type; Nancy Leo Kelly, a designer at The Dial Press; David Pankow, Curator of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection; and noted author/typographer, Doyald Young.


The Manuale follows a long progression Zapf publications issued by Rochester Institute of Technology’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection, which maintains one of the most comprehensive American archives of Zapf’s work. In 2008 RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press released a second edition of Hermann Zapf’s illustrated autobiography, Alphabet Stories, and in 2007 the Press published an exhibition catalogue dedicated to the couple’s combined works: Spend your Alphabets Lavishly. These works and other Zapf-related titles are available at http://carypress.rit.edu.


The Manuale Zapficum’s innovative specimen pages employ timeless Zapf faces such as Diotima, Optima, Palatino, and Zapfino, while including fresh uses of proprietary typefaces such as Hallmark Uncial and Hallmark Textura. A variety of the specimens were letterpress printed using historic metal type from the Cary Collection. Each is printed in traditional red and black on Hahnemühle Biblio paper. The Campbell-Logan Bindery of Minneapolis, MN, bound an edition of 100 copies with luxurious vellum spines and Fabriano paper-covered boards.

 

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