A Gallery in Type Cases
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.)

A Gallery in Type Cases

The Arno Stolz Collection

_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


“Arno’s simple idea was a stroke of genius. The reduction to this small container has inspired us all.” Erik Spiekermann

Arno Stolz, a professional typesetter, has a unique private collection of graphic arts and typographic treasures at his home. In 1980 he began writing letters to prominent designers from around the world, asking for creative contributions to fill the compartments of several typesetting boxes. The result is a miniature gallery of almost 300 unique pieces carried out in these relics from the old days of printing. The collection is enhanced and supplemented by the extensive correspondence with the designers for almost three decades, which is in itself very valuable. Both the artworks and the remarkable collection of letters and New Year's cards are presented for the first time in this publication.