A Gallery in Type Cases

The Arno Stolz Collection



ISBN: 9783721209860 Category:


Inspired by a gift from his son, Arno Stolz developed the idea of a miniature gallery of typographic works. In 1980, he began writing letters to well-known designers from around the world, ask – ing for a creative contribution to help fill the compartments of typesetting boxes. The result is a mosaic of about 300 unique pieces presented in these relics from the days of hot type.

This is enriched and supplemented by the extensive correspondence that Arno Stolz conducted with the design – ers over almost three decades. Both the artworks and the remarkable collec – tion of letters and New Year’s cards are presented for the first time in this publication. An introductory section provides the necessary background to fully grasp the significance of the “Gallery in the Type Case”.

Additional information

Weight 1236 g
Dimensions 19.3 x 33 cm
Publisher name bnb media gmbh, Zurich
Publication date 1 December 2018
Number of pages 296
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by David Fischbach
Dimensions 19.3 x 33 cm
Weight 1236 g
David Fischbach, born in 1989 in Wuppertal, lives and works as graphic designer in Dusseldorf. Befor his studies of communication design at the Dusseldorf University of Applied Sciences he has worked as an actor for various theater, film and TV productions. Arno Stolz, born in 1934, is a trained typesetter. After his examination for the master craftsman's diploma in 1959 he worked for several printeries as typesetter and specialist, and was head of a Dortmund printing house with focus on typography.