Book on Jan Tschichold

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There is many books published about Jan Tschichold. One of my favorite is probably Active Litterature by Christophe Burke published by Hyphen Press, in the same veine as his excellent book about Paul Renner. Don’t miss also the very good issue of Idea magazine on JT.

Cees W. de Jong (with Alston W. Purvis) wrote a big book about Jan Tschichold recently: Jan Tschichold: Master Typographer: His Life, Work & Legacy Its well printed and many examples of his work is presented. I need to read it soon to be able to say something about its content! The originality of this book is perhaps that its set in Sabon Next, probably the first book on the master set on Sabon Next, with several pages at the end dedicated to the typeface showing. Well done (A german edition exist too).

Jean François Porchez, 18 March 2009

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