Posts Tagged With calligraphy

Morning Glory by Qian Juntao

Many of Qian Juntao’s early works can be characterized by his vivid brushstrokes and the usage of inks rather than oil paints and acrylics. His work encapsulated the traditional painting style known as guó huà, or “national painting.” Juntao’s painting Morning Glory, officially known under the title Qiān niú huā (牵牛花), is a stunning example…

Hermann Zapf Feder und Stichel 1950

With the design of Palatino in 1950, German calligrapher Hermann Zapf gained global recognition among typographers (Lawson, 120). Though the typeface took years to circulate, it’s talented, young creator made an immediate impact (Lawson, 120). This was because ‘Feder und Stichel’ (Pen and Graver) was published that same year, using Palatino in its introductory text.…

Hermann Zapf

Early Life Hermann Zapf (pronounced “dzahff”) was a German typeface designer and calligrapher as well as a pioneer of computerized and computer aided typography (tdc). Zapf was born in Nuremberg, Germany on the 8th of November, 1918. At this time, World War I was just ending, and Germany was experiencing turbulent times as “the revolution…