The Gallery in the Type Case
EUR 44.00
English | German, 296 pages, 400 illustrations, 18.8 x 33.2 cm, softcover with flaps ISBN 978-3-7212-0986-0 Release date: 09/2018 With an introduction by Erik Spiekermann

David Fischbach (ed.)

The Gallery in the Type Case

The Collector Arno Stolz

_Collection of typographic works in type cases
_Pieces for the special format requested from artists and designers
_Extensive correspondance of Arno Stolz with the donors
_With articles from contemporary art magazines on selected artists


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, asking 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 designers over almost three decades. Both the artworks and the remarkable collection 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".