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.
The exhibition was held in Tokyo in September, 2011 . It was planned to be held in spring, which are the dates on the catalog, but it was postponed to September due to the earthquake and tsunami. The Japan Letter Arts Forum (J-LAF) and Akira Kobayashi, type director for Linotype GmBH, organized the exhibition. The catalog is in English, with some material also in Japanese.
Click here for an illustrated review of the exhibition.
Publisher: Japan Letter Arts Forum (03/2011)
Binding: Softcover with dust jacket
Illustrations: 59 (some color)
Size: 7.125 x 10.125 in.
Shipping Weight: 0.4lb
Table of Contents
Foreword – 4
Message – 6
Biography – 7
Hermann Zapf’s works – 9
Gudrun Zapf’s works – 31
Type Design Documents and Metal Types – 54