Monday, 4 March 2019

Orbis Typographicus (1970)


Orbis Typographicus is a set of twenty-nine letterpress broadsides, designed by Hermann Zapf and printed by Philip Metzger. The texts chosen by Zapf feature quotations on art, science, nature, and faith. It is an example of the highest of typographic arts.

Joshua Langman created a high-quality digital facsimile of Orbis Typographicus in 2013. It is excellent and includes a number of good explanatory essays. HERE

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