Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Berthold Type Director, Günter Gerhard Lange Passes

Günter Gerhard Lange, artistic director for Berthold, passed away on December 2, 2008 at the age of 87. Though not widely known in the US, his contributions to the font world cannot be overlooked.

Lange started his career at a young age and trained with Georg Belwe and then spent a half a century at Berthold where he created notable faces like El Greco BQ, Berthold Garamond, Imago BQ, Berthold Walbaum and Berthold Script to name a few. In 1989 her received the Frederic W. Goudy award at R.I.T. for his achievements and in 2000 he received the TDC Medal for his lifetime contributions.

[More info is available on FontFeed which is also where I snagged the photo (please don't be mad, FontFeeders!)]

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