Tschichold’s New Typography and the Relationship to the Bauhaus more mainstream commercial design much through the efforts of designer Jan Tschichold. For example, he devised brand new characters to replace the multigraphs ch and sch. His intentions were to change the spelling by. Inspired (to some degree) by a general degradation of typography design problems and explained them to a wide audience was Jan Tschichold. Both rules punctuate the space, and Tschichold’s essay explains the new approach.

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Long vowels were indicated by a macron below them, though the umlaut was still above. Sep 14, Paul rated it it was amazing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He made contact with both Moholy-Nagy and El Lissitzky and, enthusiastically embracing the ideals of Russian Constructivism, changed his first name to Iwan.

Mar 29, Azamat rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Zwart was self-taught in typography, but he actually knew about printing technology: Fernando rated it it was ok Dec 25, International System of Typographic Picture Education.


Wikiquote has quotations related to: Tschichold’s acting as a partisan here he later said he regretted his vehemenceand it doesn’t age well, but an interesting typographic curiosity. Upon release he left Germany with this wife and son for a teaching position and printing work in Basel, Switzerland. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Display poster for a publisher Jan Tschichold. Business cards would appear in all types of different sizes instead of the now common A7 size. Tschichold argued tye favor of standardized paper sizes and using photos in design.

Jan Tschichold

Thanks for Sabon, Jan. This is a page from his book. Any yet, he was largely written out of typographic history, because he later recanted and returned to more traditional centered layouts typogeaphy serif fonts. Return to Book Page. Sep 06, David Blinn added it.

The New Typography by Jan Tschichold

The book is possibly the only early treatise on typography designed for practical use, not theoretical debate. Sep 27, Ninakix rated it really liked it Shelves: Paperbackpages.

First published in English inwith an excellent introduction by Robin Kinross, this new edition includes a foreword by Rich Hendel, who considers current thinking about Tschichold’s life and work. Lists with This Book.

He also created monoprintswhich he called drukselsusing type, rules, printing ink, brayers, and a small press. The author believed in his own ideas at least at the time the book was written.


Most simply it is defined as a rejection tschchold the classical rules of typographic symmetry. Here is a book about his work and life. Ten days after the Nazis surged to power in MarchTschichold and his wife were arrested. As I read this, I wondered, what would Tschichold think of typography, advertisement, magazines, marketing, photoshop, and social media of today?

Yet, despite his visits to England just before the war, only about four articles by Tschichold had been translated into English by I didn’t tschicyold quite as much arrogance from tge author as some reviewers.

Inspired to some degree by a general degradation of typography Also, a response to new printing technologies that allowed designers to break free from the confines of the tradition typecase.

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Interesting from a historical perspective.