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Bruno Munari

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Industrial and Commercial Art.

(1907–98)

In his early work as a fine artist Munari was influenced by the dynamism of Futurism of which he was a leading exponent in Milan from the late 1920s until the mid‐1930s....

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Edward Johnston

Overview page. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art — Bibliography.

(1872–1944)

Johnston was an important British calligrapher, typeface designer, and educator. After ill‐health had cut short his study of medicine at Edinburgh University he decided...

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Fortune

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Industrial and Commercial Art.

(established 1930)

This important monthly American business magazine was founded by the publisher Henry Luce and was a strong advocate of the potential of industrial design for...

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Hermann Zapf

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Industrial and Commercial Art.

(1918– )

This eminent German graphic designer, typographer, calligrapher, and book designer was a major international figure and widely recognized as an educator and thinker of...

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Jan Tschichold

Overview page. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art — Bibliography.

 (1902–74) German book designer, born in Leipzig.

After a traditional start as a calligrapher, he was converted to modernism by the 1923 Bauhaus exhibition. Tschichold’s book Die...

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Pan

Overview page. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art — Literature.

(1895–1900)

This short‐lived journal carried many avant‐garde writings, poems, and paintings. The art critic Julius Meier‐Graefe, who had done much to secure funding and royal...

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Stanley Morison

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 (1889–1967) English typographical scholar.

Born in Wanstead and largely self-taught, he was saved from life in a bank by a job at The Imprint, which led to work with Meynell ...

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