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ID: 500104874
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500104874

 
Record Type: Person
Zapf, Hermann (German typographer, 1918-2015)

Note: Prolific type designer created around 200 typefaces spanning the eras of metal typesetting, phototypesetting, and digital typesetting. His Palatino and Optima faces proved particularly popular as computer fonts, and his typefaces are commonly used for everything from monuments to print media, advertising, and corporate identity.

Names:
Zapf, Hermann (preferred,V,index)
Hermann Zapf (V,display)

Nationalities:
German (preferred)
West German

Roles:
artist (preferred)
typographer
calligrapher
graphic designer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Nuremberg (Bavaria, Germany) (inhabited place)
Died:  Darmstadt (Hessen state, Germany) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
spouse of ....  Hesse, Gudrun Zapf von  
................  (German bookbinder, calligrapher, and typographer, born 1918) [500125923]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Zapf, Hermann (I)

Biographies:
(German typographer, 1918-2015) ..... [VP Preferred]
(West German typographer, graphic designer, b.1918) ..... [BHA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Hermann Zapf ........ [VP]
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Zapf, Hermann ........ [BHA Preferred, VP]
............................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
............................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.] n 50015778
............................  Weber, Hermann Zapf, 96, Dies, New York Times (2015) obit.

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, VP]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n50015778
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n50015778
....................  Who's Who in Graphic Art (1962-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Weber, Hermann Zapf, 96, Dies, New York Times (2015) obit.
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