After a complete sell-out of the American edition, RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press issued a second edition of Alphabet Stories: A Chronicle of Technical Developments by famed German calligrapher and typographer, Hermann Zapf.
This book is the first Hermann Zapf monograph to be typeset in the new Palatino Nova and Palatino Sans digital typefaces issued by Linotype. Written as an anecdotal first-person account, the reader is treated to Zapf’s personal recollections of technical breakthroughs. Zapf reveals milestones tracing his education in 1930s Germany, to his work on forefront of computer-aided typesetting in the 1970s, to the tour de force design of a complex calligraphic font—Zapfino in the late ’90s. Vivid reproductions of Zapf’s calligraphy, production proofs, typographic specimens, and photographs complete the portrait of one of the most prolific designers of our time.
Alphabet Stories, masterfully printed in color on an uncoated cream-colored paper, includes the illustrated narrative, a plate section, a selected bibliography, and a postscript by David Pankow, curator of the Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection, which maintains one of the most comprehensive American archives of Zapf’s work.
• RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press; 2nd Edition (January 2007) • ISBN: 978-1-933360-29-4 • 7 ¼" × 11" hardcover • Case-bound in red cloth with gold foil stamping • 96 color illustrations • 150 pages • Near fine/No Jacket as issued
The original release of this book included a bonus broadside. The broadside is not included with this book, thus the discounted price!