Hermann Zapf: Thoughts & Sketches

This facsimile edition reproduces three early sketchbooks of Hermann Zapf, actual size, printed in full-color from scans made directly from the originals, utilizing fine-line screen offset lithography on archival uncoated paper. Seventy-one compositions—each a small masterpiece—indicate the breadth of Hermann Zapf’s artistic abilities during this period (1941–1945). Watercolor paintings, pen and pencil sketches, and, above all, gems of calligraphic art, exhibit his wide capabilities and formidable skill. A treasure trove for lovers of the letter arts, the notebooks are key to understanding Zapf’s future achievements in calligraphy and typography.
  • Author: Hermann Zapf
  • Foreword: Jonathan Hoefler
  • Introduction: Jerry Kelly
  • Size: 8.5 × 6.25 inches
  • Pages: 160
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Kelly-Winterton Press, 2015