Hermann Zapf

Hermann Zapf Bio TK

In the next couple of months Jerry Kelly will be announcing his biography of Hermann Zapf. Kelly is the foremost authority on Zapf and has been working on this for a few years. Although the book will not be printed until next year, it will be announced on Kickstarter this Fall. Well, I can’t...

Zapfino Arabic: A Typeface in the Making

This is the first in a series of posts by Nadine Chahine about the process of designing an Arabic companion to Hermann Zapf’s Zapfino typeface. Chahine is an award-winning Lebanese type designer and the Arabic specialist for Linotype and Monotype Imaging. Read more about her work at arabictype.com. Professor Hermann Zapf and I have...

Hermann Zapf at Hallmark Cards

If you like Hermann Zapf (Optima, Melior, Zapf Chancery, Zapf Dingbats and much more) and Hallmark Cards, Rick Cusick, manager of font development for Hallmark  who oversees the design and development of proprietary fonts for the corporation, has written a book for you. What Our Lettering Needs: The Contribution of Hermann Zapf to Calligraphy &...