The Art of Hermann Zapf

Not much to say apart from — enjoy :)

When I saw this video via @ilovetypography on Twitter – it was such a treat :) I wanted to just abandon any work there and then and sit down to draw out some lettering. Alas, there was no time for play. I wanted to keep this easily accessible to share and pass on – so here it is. Do enjoy :)

The Art of Hermann Zapf from Johnny Dib on Vimeo.

A film on the purpose and techniques of calligraphy. Presented and produced by Hallmark. Filmed at Hallmark cards during a visit by Mr. Zapf. Production manager Noel Gordon. Script outline Peter Seymour. Script editor Richard Rhodes. Camera Direction Frank Robinson. Associate cameraman Heinz Burger. Idea and direction Harald Peter.

PS: in case you have not checked the “I love typography” site for a while – make sure to have a look, inspirational as always :)

03/05/2010 blog,thoughts

5 Responses to “The Art of Hermann Zapf”

  1. Gravatar baiba says:

    It looks so easy to write something with ink pen, but actually it takes concentration and well trained technique.
    When I looked how my mum does it I thought I can do it as well, but I could never make it to look as good, not even close :)

    Nice video :)
    Man is a master..

  2. Gravatar prisca says:

    Baiba ;) your mum does calligraphy? nice ;)
    well, like a lot of things, time, patience and practice :)

    Glad you enjoyed the video – me too!

  3. Gravatar Img says:

    It looks so easy to write something with ink pen, but actually it takes concentration and well trained technique.When I looked how my mum does it I thought I can do it as well, but I could never make it to look as good, not even close :)
    +1

  4. Gravatar Margert Aroche says:

    I wish to say, nice webpage. Im unsure if it has been addressed, nonetheless when using Firefox I can by no means get the complete web page to load with out refreshing alot of times. May just be my modem.

  5. Gravatar prisca says:

    Margert, thanks for letting me know about your loading problem. This has never been mentioned before – but I will look into it.
    (Saying that – this site is well overdue a new design – which will hopefully deliver a better exeprience – soon)

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