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Manuale Calligraphicum
Manuale Calligraphicum
Manuale Calligraphicum
Manuale Calligraphicum
Manuale Calligraphicum
Manuale Calligraphicum

Of all his contributions to the graphic arts, Hermann Zapf’s (1918–2015) dedication to sharing his knowledge may be regarded as one of his most enduring achievements. And no institution benefited more from his generosity than Rochester Institute of Technology where, in 1979, he began to teach a series of summer classes in Advanced Calligraphy. The classes attracted an international group of accomplished graphic artists whose hours spent with Zapf became treasured memories.


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Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology
Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology
Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology
Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology
Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology
Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology
Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology

Since its founding in 1969, the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology has grown from the personal library of its namesake Melbert B. Cary Jr., to one of the nation’s premier libraries on graphic communication history. Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection brings this history to life with a selection of items that not only exemplify the scope and mission of the library, but are treasures in their own right.


What Our Lettering Needs
What Our Lettering Needs
What Our Lettering Needs
What Our Lettering Needs

This book is a thorough account of Hermann Zapf’s contributions to the artistry and success of Hallmark Cards, an experience that is now fully blended into the company’s rich heritage. Since the late ‘70s, designer Rick Cusick has provided, in articles and presentations, most of what has been written about the Hallmark/Zapf association. This beautifully illustrated book is a tribute to Zapf’s own philosophy that the artist’s challenge is “to ensure, despite technology and mass production, that beauty is never lost.”


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About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets

This book, a companion volume to the Typophile Chapbook About Alphabets (1960, updated 1970), describes Zapf's post-1970 type designs and provides new research on many of the earlier types. In this volume, Jerry Kelly describes the origins and history of numerous Hermann Zapf typefaces including Marconi, ITC Zapf International, Linotype Zapfino, and Zapf Civilité. Kelly also includes new information on the Palatino nova and Optima nova families.


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Zapf Exhibition: The Calligraphy of Hermann & Gudrun Zapf
Zapf Exhibition: The Calligraphy of Hermann & Gudrun Zapf
Zapf Exhibition: The Calligraphy of Hermann & Gudrun Zapf
Zapf Exhibition: The Calligraphy of Hermann & Gudrun Zapf
Zapf Exhibition: The Calligraphy of Hermann & Gudrun Zapf
Zapf Exhibition: The Calligraphy of Hermann & Gudrun Zapf

This elegantly produced exhibition catalog presents their letter-art from Pen & Graver (1939-41) to designs for digital versions of Diotima (2008); pieces done with broad edge pen as well as ballpoint pen alphabets; manuscript books and book design for print; screen-printed and one-off works; and sketches, specimen sheets, and proofs for metal and digital typefaces (Diotima, Colombine, Optima, and Zapfino). English text. Some introductory text also in Japanese. 


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The Book Jackets of Ismar David
The Book Jackets of Ismar David
The Book Jackets of Ismar David
The Book Jackets of Ismar David

This book rediscovers an important contribution to a popular field of graphic design and suggests that Ismar David's calligraphic book jackets present a viable alternative to the current design approach.


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Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum

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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Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly!
Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly!
Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly!
Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly!

"Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly,"—a quote from Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables—aptly describes the lifework of two principal figures in contemporary graphic arts: Hermann and Gudrun Zapf. The Zapfs' 50-year relationship with Rochester Institute of Technology is feted in this exhibition and catalogue, sponsored by RIT’s Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection. The show presents rare holdings of Zapf materials held at the Cary Collection—the foremost Zapf archive outside of Germany.


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Alphabet Stories
Alphabet Stories
Alphabet Stories
Alphabet Stories
Alphabet Stories

After a complete sell-out of the American edition, RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press is releasing a second edition of Alphabet Stories: A Chronicle of Technical Developmentsby famed German calligrapher and typographer, Hermann Zapf. This new edition is enhanced by the addition of a letterpress-printed broadside designed by Zapf.


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The Work of Ismar David
The Work of Ismar David
The Work of Ismar David
Edited By David Pankow

Ismar David made his career over a broad spectrum of applied art. His work is exciting, not merely because of its technical excellence, but because it resonates with clarity and color of a distinct and distinctive artistic voice.


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