quarto, 24 pp. Manuale Zapficum, the new limited edition book, commemorates the ninetieth birthdays of typographers Hermann Zapf and Gudrun Zapf von Hesse through beautiful typeface specimens set in homage to the classic design of Hermann Zapf's masterpiece, his 1968 Manuale Typographicum. The 20 specimen designs in the book are based upon quotes about the couple's oeuvre, each typeset in Zapf faces and letterpress printed by several of the Zapfs' colleagues. The contributors include Jill Bell, proprietor of Brandlettering Design; Rick Cusik of Hallmark Cards; Jerry Kelly of the Kelly-Winterton Press and Nonpareil Type; Nancy Leo Kelly, a designer at The Dial Press; David Pankow, Curator of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection; and noted author/typographer, Doyald Young. The Manuale follows a long progression Zapf publications issued by Rochester Institute of Technology's Cary Graphic Arts Collection, which maintains one of the most comprehensive American archives of Zapf’s work. In 2008 RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press released a second edition of Hermann Zapf's illustrated autobiography, Alphabet Stories, and in 2007 the Press published an exhibition catalogue dedicated to the couple's combined works: Spend your Alphabets Lavishly. The Manuale Zapficum's innovative specimen pages employ timeless Zapf faces such as Diotima, Optima, Palatino, and Zapfino, while including fresh uses of proprietary typefaces such as Hallmark Uncial and Hallmark Textura. A variety of the specimens were letterpress printed using historic metal type from the Cary Collection. Each is printed in traditional red and black on Hahnemühle Biblio paper. New, though with a small vellum flaw at the bottom of the spine as evident with all copies. Fabriano paper and vellum spine. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Manuale Zapficum. Typographic arrangements ...
Publisher: Cary Graphic Arts Press,
Publication Date: 2009
Edition: First Edition, Limited to 100 copies..
Book Description Rochester, 2009., 2009. 8 x 12. Two-page introduction by Jerry Kelly, 20 type specimens printed on rectos in black & red , 2-page list of contributors. Vellum spine & boards. Fine. One of 100 copies. Specimens were created by several presses, including Kelly-Winterton (5), Cary Graphic Arts (5), Rick Cusik (8), and Archetype. Bookseller Inventory # 17919