Jan Tschichold: contrast in theory

Publication Year:
1992
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Repository URL:
http://scholarworks.rit.edu/theses/3819
Author(s):
Hannigan, Thérèse
Tags:
Typography
thesis / dissertation description
Jan Tschichold was a brilliant typographer who dramatically influenced graphic design and printing with his contrasting theories of design. He began as a proponent of the so-called "new typography" and then pursued the revival of more traditional styles. Because Tschichold's diametrically opposed theories about typography continue to appeal to a large audience, this exhibit of his evolution as a typographer is useful and important. This exhibit is an overview of his writings and typography concentrating on his dramatic stylistic changes. The exhibit is accompanied by a poster, annotated catalog, and descriptive labels.