One of Günter Gerhard Lange’s first articles appeared in the journal “Deutscher Drucker”, Vol.2, in February 1952. Here the 30 year-old GGL discusses why typography cannot be equated to art, even though in its most outstanding examples it unquestionably has an artistic quality. According to GGL, typography is primarily a highly skilled craft following its own guidelines. GGL goes on to provide the reader with some of the technical principles.
Günter Gerhard Lange: “Kunst und Stil in der Typographie. Über die handwerklichen Grundlagen des typographischen Schaffens“. („Artistry and Style in Typography. On the technical Principles of Typographic Work“.
Günter Gerhard Lange: “Kunst und Stil in der Typographie. Über die handwerklichen Grundlagen des typographischen Schaffens“. In: Deutscher Drucker, 50. Jahrgang, Heft 2. Berlin, February 1952. p.52.
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“[…] We should recognize that in designing a surface the free space plays an important part. The chief objective of the designer should be to view the black and grey tones of a typeface in connection to the leading and to create a mutual relationship with the free space. […]“
Günter Gerhard Lange, Deutscher Drucker Heft 2/1952
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