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book (design) story #544

jan tschichold:
typographische mitteilungen / sonderheft elementare typographie

bildungsverband der deutschen buchdrucker, leipzig, 1925
printer: buchdruckwerkstätte g.m.b.h., leipzig
size: 31 x 23 cm
designer: jan tschichold

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the german typographer's trade journal "typographische mitteilungen" was very instrumental in establishing the new typography style in german speaking countries. story 387 was about some 1930s issues. recently i was able to acquire a whole pile of somewhat earlier issues, for a couple of euros each. while they are all quite interesting, however ...

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... all typography aficionados hope to find a copy of the single most important and desirable issue – ...

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... the special issue of october 1925 on "elemental typography".

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considered today as an incunabulum of modernist typography, ...

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... it was compiled by jan tschichold (1902-1974) ...

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... who called himself "iwan" at the time.

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the rest ...

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... is ...

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... history!

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