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.