Jan Tschichold. Master Typographer
His Life, Work & Legacy
Alston Purvis, Martijn Le Coultre,Cees de Jong,Richard Doubleday, Hans Reichardt
Thames & Hudson, 2008
This substantial volume places Tschichold’s vision firmly in the rich cultural and historical context of his era. In his introduction, Cees W. de Jong offers an overview of Tschichold’s life and times, while the other contributors discuss the designer’s major influences and innovations, including his seminal poster design, groundbreaking work with Penguin Books, and later reappropriation of classical typography.
Superbly illustrated with archive photographs and examples of Tschichold’s work, the book confirms de Jong’s assertion that “Tschichold’s heritage lives on in the digital age, proving that he is among the greatest typographic designers ever, his influence still being visible in the world of typography to this day.” 350 illustrations, 150 in color.