In the preface Philipp Luidl writes:
“This book doesn’t want to be a biography. On the contrary, its aim is to draw a careful portrait which we all think we know already. In his work Jan Tschichold presents himself as an expert. This is who we remember. But who knows the other Tschichold, the one who not only designed books or created new typefaces? Günter Gerhard Lange set out to find out about him. (…)”
Ten articles by Heinrich Hussmann, Werner Doede, Kurt Seelmann, Edith Tschichold, Hans Schmoller, Günter Gerhard Lange, Alfred Andersch, Max Caflisch and Paul Valéry create a new picture of Jan Tschichold.