Remembering Hermann Zapf
Legendary type designer, calligrapher and gentleman professor Hermann Zapf died on June 4th, 2015. He was 96 years old. He is survived by his wife, Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse, a noted book binder, calligrapher and also a type designer (Diotima).
A few of Zapf’s many typefaces: Palatino, Optima, ITC Zapf Chancery, ITC Zapf Dingbats, Zapfino, Renaissance Antiqua, Aldus, Melior, Hunt Roman, and Zapf International.
Zapf has been remembered well in a number of places:
- Adam Twardoch on TypeDrawers
- NY Times obituary
- Remembering Hermann Zapf from MyFonts (interviews with Zapf collaborators)
- Zapf’s life story from Linotype
- Brian Sooy
- The Guardian on Zapf and his dingbats
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