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Hermann Zapf
Hermann Zapf

 

Hermann Zapf is considered one of the great lettering artists of modern times. Born in Nuremberg in 1918, Zapf was interested in technology and science early in his youth. He read voraciously to learn about inventions that changed the world.

Pictured above, left to right: Melior; an aluminum sculpture based on the 1984 drawing that inspired Optima Nova Titling; and Zapf.

 

 
Commercial Type Designs

Aldus 1954
Aldus Nova 2005
URW Antiqua 1985
Aurelia 1983
Edison 1978
AMS Euler 1983
URW Grotesk 1985
Kompakt 1954
URW Latino 1985
Marconi 1976
Medici Script 1971
Melior 1952
Noris Script 1976
Optima 1958
Optima Nova 2003
Orion 1974
Palatino 1950
Palatino Arabic 2008
Palatino Nova 2005
Palatino Sans 2006
Saphir 1950
Sistina 1950
Vario 1982
Venture 1969
ITC Zapf Book 1976
ITC Zapf Chancery 1979
ITC Zapf Dingbats 1978
Zapf Essentials 2002
ITC Zapf International 1976
Zapf Renaissance 1984
Zapfino 1998
Zapfino Extra 2003


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