Typografische Monatsblätter, Sonderheft Günter Gerhard Lange (2003) (Special edition Günter Gerhard Lange)

In his preface, the editor of the Typografische Monatsblätter, Jean-Pierre Graber, writes:
“The Typografische Monatsblätter are delighted with the realisation of this special edition. Originally it was planned for GGL’s 80th birthday, but delays can sometimes have their positive sides. Because now we can, as the first journal, express our warmest congratulations to Günter Gerhard Lange on being awarded the Design Prize of the City of Munich, which he will receive on 9th July 2003 in Munich. Of course we are particularly delighted that this prize goes to a man who, with intensity and love, has dedicated his life to writing and typography, and who has achieved so much.” 

In this special edition, dedicated to Günter Gerhard Lange, the long-time companion, journalist and expert author Yvonne Schwemer-Scheddin conducts an interview with GGL. With 48 richly illustrated pages this is the most extensive and current publication about Günter Gerhard Lange’s life and work.

GGL biography
— Yvonne Schwemer-Scheddin – GGL:  Type, the Brittle Mistress – a meandering conversation
— Role models
— Text fonts – Arena, or how to bridle a horse from the tail
— Photo typesetting – Reduce to the Max
— GGL, the Typographer: browsing in printed matter
— The Commercial Grotesque, a never-ending story
— A new start with the Swiss graphic
— The measure of all type: The roman capitals
— GGL: the type designer, the unknown creature
— Exclusive text fonts and the Berthold font library
— An incorruptible eye
— GGL: Rod carrier of typography
— type design – no future?


Typografische Monatsblätter, 71. Jahrgang, Heft 2. Sonderheft Günter Gerhard Lange. Zürich, 2.2003




23 × 29,7 cm


Jean-Pierre Graber,
Yvonne Schwemer-Scheddin


Yvonne Schwemer-Scheddin


Werner Hiebel, alphapress



“[…] After all these war experiences and political misunderstandings, I just wanted to help, understand, improve, and do it critically and to provide evidence. I’m an opponent of: won’t work, we’ve never done it before. Otherwise I could never have made a difference with Berthold. […]”

Günter Gerhard Lange, Typografische Monatsblätter 2.2003

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