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Active Literature: Jan Tschichold and New Typography

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Jan Tschichold (1902-1974) is considered by many to be the most influential typographer of the twentieth century. A leading voice of the modernist movement, Tschichold oversaw the redesign of the Penguin and Pelican paperbacks in the late 1940s and devised for them a standardized set of typographic rules. The classical type designs of his late career qualify him as perhaps the first typographic postmodernist. Active Literature , an in-depth study of Jan Tschichold's modernist period, is based on extensive archival research ...

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Active Literature: Jan Tschichold and New Typography
2008, Hyphen Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780907259329

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