BirthdayNovember 8, 1918
BirthplaceNuremberg, Germany

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Hermann Zapf

    Full name: Hermann Zapf
    Also known as: Hermann Zapf, Zapf, Hermann
    Professions: German artist
    Residence: Darmstadt, Germany
    Nationality: German

  2. Hermann Zapf Death information

    Died: Thursday, 4th of June, 2015 (Age: 96)

  3. Hermann Zapf Biography

    Template:Multiple issuesHermann Zapf (born November 8, 1918) is a German typeface designer who lives in Darmstadt, Germany. He is married to calligrapher and typeface designer Gudrun Zapf von Hesse.Zapf's work, which includes Palatino and Optima, has been widely copied, often against his will. The best known example may be Monotype's Book Antiqua, which shipped with Microsoft Office and was widely considered a "knockoff" of Palatino. In 1993, Zapf resigned from ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) over what he viewed as its hypocritical attitude toward unauthorized copying by prominent ATypI members.

  4. Hermann Zapf Family

    Spouse: Gudrun Zapf von Hesse
    Childrens: One son, Christian

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