During this period he created nearly 100 original fonts with reference character, e.g. the Concorde, the Akzidenz Grotesk Buch and the Imago, as well as a series of photoset compatible and later digitalised adaptations and new interpretations of historic font styles, e.g. the Garamond, the Walbaum-Antiqua, the Caslon and the Bodoni Old Face.
Besides his work with H. Berthold AG he taught, among others, in Berlin, Kassel, Munich and Vienna and gave numerous lectures at home and abroad. His style of delivery, often rather provocative, and his drastic rhetoric earned him the nickname of “Gutenberg’s Machine gun”.
Günter Gerhard Lange received a number of awards, among them the “Frederic W. Goudy Award” (1989), the “TDC-Medal” of the Type Directors Club New York (2000), the Design Prize of the City of Munich (2003), and was honorary member of numerous professional associations (AGD, BDG, tgm).