Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse is a multi-disciplinary designer. In over seven decades she has worked as bookbinder, lettering artist, type designer and even as punch cutter. She has produced numerous books and typefaces for different technologies – ranging from metal to photo type and digital output. Although she has received renowned awards for her work, she never quite received the attention as many of her colleagues in the twentieth century. This talk anticipates a project that honors her lifetime achievement.
Typographer / Type Researcher (Berlin)
Ferdinand Ulrich is a typographer and a design researcher. At p98a.berlin he explores with Erik Spiekermann how letterpress can be redefined in the twenty-first century. His research and writings on type history have been published in the US, in the UK and in Germany. Ferdinand regularly teaches typography (UdK Berlin,…