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Sebastian Carter on Tschichold

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Sebastian Carter’s trenchant review of Active Literature: Jan Tschichold and New Typography was a highlight of Parenthesis 16. Carter recently reviewed another new book on the great typographer, Jan Tschichold: Master Typographer: His Life, Work & Legacy. This review appeared in the Times Literary Supplement and in The Design Observer. Carter’s argument is that the editing and production of the latter book, ‘would have displeased [Tschichold] greatly.’ This is a characteristically lucid and engaging review from the European Editor of Parenthesis. Back issues of Parenthesis 16—and others—can be ordered here.

—Paul Razzell