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The Art of Hermann Zapf

October 6th, 2010 | typography, video, vintage, design

Here’s a great video presented by Hallmark about Hermann Zapf’s work and the importance of letter form and the “purpose and techniques of calligraphy”. He is enchanting, let alone his incredible talent. The film is perhaps a little slow for a modern audience, but it’s lovely… watch it.

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2 Responses to “The Art of Hermann Zapf”

  1. News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: October 7, 2010 | Creative Handmade Studio Says:

    […] Prepare to be charmed by eloquent typeface designer and calligraphy artist Hermann Zapf. This piece is a bit slow-moving, but now’s a good time as any for some meditation on the importance of letter form and calligraphy’s many techniques. Did I mention that Zapf created many common typefaces used today and he’s almost 100-years-old?! Sit back and learn from a master. (“Use your pen like playing a piano,” he says. I could listen to this man read a grocery list.) [Via The Look See] […]

  2. Chase Says:

    This is great. I like that he works alone in his studio with a pressed white dress shirt with french cuffs and cufflinks (we’re to believe).




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