Günter Gerhard Lange: »Internationale Typographie«

This commemorative publication was published in December 1954 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Berliner Typographische Gesellschaft (BTG). It consists of twelve talks given at the BTG, among them by Walter Tiemann, Fritz Genzmer, Wilhelm Bretag and Günter Gerhard Lange.

GGL formulates new requirements for the training of type setters
In his talk “International Typography”, Günter Gerhad Lange first points out that it can no longer be denied that Free Graphics has entered a field which previously used to be the sole domain of the typesetter. This is also confirmed by international comparison. Therefore he argues in favour of putting an end to the one-sided training of type setters, because otherwise the setter would end up being no more than the executing part for the designs and drafts of graphic designers and professional typographers.

“(…) The training of type setters will have to be put on a different level. Apart from the purely manual skill of setting, which is a basic requirement, it will be necessary to pay more attention to the design aspect of the type setter training. (…)”

Günter Gerhard Lange, 75 Jahre Berliner Typographische Gesellschaft, 1954

TITLE

Günter Gerhard Lange: “Internationale Typographie”. In: 75 Jahre Berliner Typographische Gesellschaft. Eine Festschrift für die Freunde und Mitglieder der BTG. Berlin: BTG, 1954. pp.35 – 38.

YEAR

1954

SIZE (W×H)

19,5 × 21,2 cm

DESIGN

The publication was designed by the BTG team under the leadership of Günter Gerhard Lange and Herbert Bossin. It was printed in the all caps type in the character of the uncial font Solemnis by Günter Gerhard Lange and the Walbaum-Antiqua and Cursive by Berthold AG.

EDITOR

Fritz Genzmer

Design of the Commemorative Publication
The publication was designed by the BTG team under the leadership of Günter Gerhard Lange and Herbert Bossin. It was printed in the all caps type in the character of the uncial font Solemnis by Günter Gerhard Lange and the Walbaum-Antiqua and Cursive by Berthold AG.

Berliner Typographische Gesellschaft (BTG)
The BTG was founded on 3rd December 1879 in Berlin. Apart from preserving traditional artisanal skills it was a major objective of the BTG to keep up with technical developments in printing.

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