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