Jan Tschichold – Erfreuliche Drucksachen
Conceived by Tschichold himself for young typesetters, today ‘Jan Tschichold – Erfreuliche Drucksachen’ is an indispensable book for anyone involved in text design. A classic of typography. Facsimile of the edition whose printing Tschichold himself supervised.
Tschichold is one of the most important designers and typeface creators of the last century. Without being a member of the Bauhaus himself, Tschichold shaped Bauhaus typography theoretically with his famous works like no one else. Towards the end of his life, he reflected on the fundamentals of typography and wrote “Erfreuliche Drucksachen durch gute Typographie” as a handbook for young typesetters. His credo: “In a typographic masterpiece, the artist's handwriting appears to be erased.”
Jan Tschichold, born in Leipzig in 1902, dedicated his life to the design of type and its legibility and to the craft of bookmaking. He sparked a revolution and shaped the typographic landscape of this century like hardly anyone else.
13.6 × 1.3 × 20.6 cm