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TOKYO

‘Jan Tschichold’

Ginza Graphic Gallery

by Jordan Sievers

Staff Writer

The 20th century, which experienced rapid technological advancements, saw drastic shifts in societal change, not to mention changes in print techniques, that demanded new and modern-style typefaces. Jan Tshichold, one of the most prominent and influential typographers of the time, was a pioneering member of a typographical movement that created many new typefaces to reflect the emerging machine-driven age.

The significance of Tschichold’s influence within the industry is visible today, with some of his typefaces still in common use. A modified version of his font family Sabon, for example, is widely used in publications such as Vogue and Esquire. This exhibition commemorates the work of a man whose contribution has been integral in the modernization of the printed word; Nov. 1-26.

Ginza Graphic Gallery; DNP Ginza Bldg. 1F, 7-7-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo. Ginza Stn. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat. till 6 p.m.). Free admission. Closed Sun., holidays. 03-3571-5206; www.dnp.co.jp/gallery/ggg_e