A History of Type Design: Jan Tschichold, 1902–1974 (Berzona, Switzerland)


Using a variation on the Japanese frottage technique of Takuhon, curator Gavin Morrison and artist Scott Myles have taken impressions from the headstones of prominent type designers and then turned them into limited edition lithographs. Each one is printed at 100% of the original rubbing. And each one is a total stunner. Here’s ol’ Jan Tschichold’s, with tragically inappropriate lettering surrounded by perfectly appropriate white space. 

Note: We’re not entirely sure how we’ll ship this, so unless you come pick it up, know that it might take us a spell to get this packed securely.

  • Artists: Scott Myles & Gavin Morrison
  • Size: 21.3 × 21.3 inches 
  • Pages: 1
  • Binding: na 
  • Printing: Lithography on mouldmade paper
  • Condition: Perfect. Signed and numbered in pencil. 
  • Edition: 20
  • Publisher: n.p., 2011