Hermann zapf was a german type designer and calligrapher who lived in darmstadt, germany he was married to the calligrapher and typeface designer gudrun zapf-von hesse typefaces he designed include palatino, optima and zapfino.
Topics: typography, typeface, hermann zapf pages: 4 (1229 words) published: december 7, 2006 it was back in 1935 when zapf started on his course to teaching himself to become one of this centurys most significant type designers and calligraphers. Hermann zapf, the designer of fonts such as palatino, optima, zapfino, melior, aldus, and the bizarre but much beloved zapf dingbats, has died at age 96 the revered german typographer and calligrapher passed away on june 4. Hermann zapf, a legendary type designer by joel friedlander on october 12, 2015 13 comments maybe you’ve never heard of hermann zapf, the legendary type designer and calligrapher who passed away this summer after a long and fruitful career.
On the 4th of june 2015, hermann zapf died at the age of 96 after a legendary career as a typographer, calligrapher, and book designer hermann zapf’s typeface design can be seen in his projects including optima (1958), aldus (1954), palatino (1950), sistina (1950), venture (1969), and zapfino (1998. Font designer hermann zapf died in 2015 at the age of 96 years and designed the fonts aldus, aldus nova, aurelia, palatino and other fonts.
Hermann zapf designed fifty typefaces (covering three stages of printing technology: hot metal composition, phototypesetting, and digital typography) work in calligraphy, book typography, and writings on graphic design. Zapf, a famed typographer and rit professor, died june 4 at the age of 96 hermann zapf signs a test panel for the glass walls that now enclose the rit press at the wallace center zapf designed the panels with calligraphers jerry kelly and julian waters blayke mckenzie a sample of zapf’s calligraphy from the cary graphic arts collection.
Hermann zapf in an undated photograph hermann zapf, whose calling in life — “to create beautiful letters,” as one of his students put it — found expression in lush, steady-handed calligraphy and in subtly inventive typefaces that have brought words to readers on paper, on signposts, on monuments and on computer screens for more than half a century, died on thursday at his home in darmstadt, germany. Zapf starred in the film the art of hermann zapf, produced in 1967 at hallmark cards in kansas city, missouri, and in zapf's design studio in dreieichenhain, germany he was also featured in the 2007 documentary helvetica , by gary hustwit.