100 years Berthold: Commemorative Publication for the 100th anniversary of H. Berthold Brass Line Factory and Type Foundry AG, Berlin, Stuttgart, on 1st Juli 1958

On 1st July 1958, Berthold AG celebrated its 100th anniversary. According to Günter Gerhard Lange, it came to him in a nightly brainwave to arrange this publication in alphabetical order. From A (as in Antiqua types) to Z (as in Ziffern (numbers) GGL showed the features and characteristics of the Berthold AG as a typographic display with the classic medium of the cast letter.

The publication was honoured as one of the “Most Beautiful German Books” of 1958.

100 Jahre Berthold

H. Berthold [Hrsg.]: 100 Jahre Berthold: Festschrift zum 100-jährigen Jubiläum der H. Berthold Messinglinienfabrik und Schriftgiesserei AG, Berlin, Stuttgart, am 1. Juli 1958. Berlin, Stuttgart: H. Berthold AG, 1958.




21,3 × 23 cm


Günter Gerhard Lange


Brudi-Mediaeval and various fonts of the H. Berthold AG


“Most Beautiful German Books” of 1958

“(…) This crackpot idea actually came to me in a dream. I woke up at night and thought that in a publication for a type foundry we ought to try and do something with the alphabet: A–Z I thought, and a key word for each letter, with a commentary that hits home. (…)”

Günter Gerhard Lange, Typografische Monatsblätter 2.2003

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