Jan Tschichold


(1902–74) Highly awarded German typographer who studied in Leipzig and moved to Switzerland, where he taught at the Schule für Gestaltung Basel and designed numerous books, as well as the typeface Sabon. He was a design historian as well as a critic for contemporary typography and graphic design and as such a regular contributor to several typographic trade journals.

Selected sources +

  • Friedl, Friedrich, Nicolaus Ott, and Bernard Stein. Typography: an Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques throughout History. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal, 1998, pp. 516–517
  • Hollis, Richard. Swiss Graphic Design: the Origins and Growth of an International Style, 1920–1965. New Haven: Yale UP, 2006, p. 37
  • Rappo, François, Roger Chatelain. Max Bill, sur la typographie, Jan Tschichold, Foi et Réalité. Lausanne: Tirage à part de Revue suisse de l’imprimerie, 1995
  • Amstutz, Walter. WHO’S Who in Graphic Art. Zürich: Amstutz & Herdeg Graphis, 1962, p. 467
  • ‘Linotype Font Feature’