Hermann Zapf Memorial Tribute: Free Talk by Steve Matteson

Free Lecture – October 13th at 6 pm

Hermann Zapf received a B in Penmanship at the age of ten but went on to become a master calligrapher, type designer and typographer.

While he certainly influenced everyone in the book arts before his death in June of 2015, it is also possible every literate person has read his letterforms in print or on a computer.

Zapf’s extensive calligraphic works include the incomparable Das Blumen and Pen and Graver. His Typeface designs include Palatino, Optima and Zapfino. Join us for two short lectures about his calligraphy and type designs and a small exhibition commemorating his life and work.

Presentations by Denver calligrapher David Ashely & Louisville type designer Steve Matteson.

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