Günter Gerhard Lange: “Wie sieht die Typografie der Zukunft aus?” (Teil 1) (“What will the Future of Typography look like (Part 1)”)

“What will the Future of Typography look like” – this talk was given by Günter Gerhard Lange at the First International Symposium of Typography in Hamburg on 23rd November, 1987.

A slightly corrected reprint of this talk, taken from the audio tape recording, is included in this booklet. GGL was orientated towards the projection, he was talking freely and with his audience in mind. Using many examples from international practice GGL illustrates, how typefaces can be created by alternating capitals, italics and the Antiqua basic font. Of course he also includes some historic background, e.g. about the Antiqua or the creation of the Futura by Paul Renner. 

The first part of this talk was printed in the issue of 3/88 and will be continued in the “Satzspiegel”  4/88.

“Der Satzspiegel”
was established in 1984 by Stefan Rögener as a “Journal for Applied Typography” and appeared until approx. 1995 with different co-editors.

In his preface of the “Satzspiegel” 3/91, Rögener dedicates the 25th issue to Günter Gerhard Lange as follows: 

“(…) Background: Right from the beginning, GGL has accompanied this journal, of which critics have maintained more than once that it isn’t feasible, with positive, constructive and attractive thoughts and impulses. He was encouraging, because like others – but alas far too few – Lange was convinced that typography is more than a technological aspect or a mechanic implementation of random manuscripts. And in this GGL was right. He deserves praise for his stubbornness. (…)”
Stefan Rögener, Satzspiegel 3/91


Günter Gerhard Lange: “Wie sieht die Typografie der Zukunft aus?”. In: Hamburger Satzspiegel 3/88. Hamburg, 1988. pp.4–8.




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