Hermann Zapf

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Zapf signing in May 2011.

Hermann Zapf (8 November 1918 – 4 June 2015) was a German typeface designer.[1] He was born in Nuremberg. From 1951 until his death, he was married to educator Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse. Typefaces he designed include Palatino, Optima and Zapfino.

Zapf died at his home in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany on 4 June 2015 at the age of 96.[2]

List of typefaces[change | change source]

A range of Zapf typeface designs

Zapf designed the following typefaces:

References[change | change source]

  1. Hermann Zapf: 8 November 1918 – 4 June 2015
  2. Weber, Bruce (9 June 2015). "Hermann Zapf, 96, Dies; Designer Whose Letters Are Found Everywhere". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  3. Hutner, Martin; Kelly, Jerry (2004). A Century for the Century: Fine Printed Books from 1900 to 1999, Books 1900-1999. David R. Godine. p. LII. ISBN 1567922201.
  4. Meggs, Philip B.; Carter, Rob (15 December 1993). Typographic Specimens: The Great Typefaces. John Wiley & Sons. p. 38. ISBN 0471284297.
  5. Wolfson, Sam (10 June 2015). "❍✔✯♠: why we ❤ Zapf Dingbats". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  6. [1] Archived October 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine