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Hermann Zapf

Contemporary German calligrapher, teacher, book designer and type designer associated with Stempel, Linotype, Hell, ITC, and Bitstream.

It was in 1935 that Zapf started on his course to becoming one of the 20th century’s most significant type designers and calligraphers by buying writing manuals of Rudolf Koch and Edward Johnston, and teaching himself. In 1938 he worked at the workshop of Paul Koch in Frankfurt, learning about punchcutting and other techniques of fine printing. He joined Stempel later that year, alongside the punchcutter August Rosenberger. He began to design type for them the next year. During World War II Zapf was a cartographer.

Zapf has designed some of the 20th century’s most important fonts, including Palatino and Optima. He recently worked with David Siegel, Apple, and Linotype to create Zapfino, a font of his calligraphic handwriting; special features enable it to adapt itself to the text it is displaying.

He is married to Gudrun Zapf von Hesse, also a calligrapher and type designer.

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61 font families by Hermann Zapf

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Optima™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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30 fonts from $29.00
Optima™ Optima™

Palatino®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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24 fonts from $29.00
Palatino® Palatino®

URW Grotesk™

by URW++
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59 fonts from $19.95
URW Grotesk™ URW Grotesk™

Optima™

by Adobe
  |  available for Desktop

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12 fonts from $29.00
Optima™ Optima™

Melior®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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12 fonts from $29.00
Melior® Melior®

URW Classico™

by URW++
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7 fonts from $19.95
URW Classico™ URW Classico™

Linotype Zapfino®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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6 fonts from $54.00
Linotype Zapfino® Linotype Zapfino®

URW Antiqua™

by URW++
  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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63 fonts from $19.95
URW Antiqua™ URW Antiqua™

ITC Zapf Dingbats®

by Adobe
  |  available for Desktop

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1 font from $29.00
ITC Zapf Dingbats® ITC Zapf Dingbats®

ITC Zapf Dingbats®

by ITC
  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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1 font from $29.00
ITC Zapf Dingbats® ITC Zapf Dingbats®

URW Palladio™

by URW++
  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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10 fonts from $19.95
URW Palladio™ URW Palladio™

Zapf Humanist 601

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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8 fonts from $24.75
Zapf Humanist 601 Zapf Humanist 601

ITC Zapf Chancery®

by Adobe
  |  available for Desktop

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6 fonts from $29.00
ITC Zapf Chancery® ITC Zapf Chancery®

ITC Zapf Chancery®

by ITC
  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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18 fonts from $29.00
ITC Zapf Chancery® ITC Zapf Chancery®

Palatino®

by Adobe
  |  available for Desktop

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10 fonts from $29.00
Palatino® Palatino®

Aldus®

by Adobe
  |  available for Desktop

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2 fonts from $29.00
Aldus® Aldus®

Saphir™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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1 font from $54.00
Saphir™ Saphir™

Sistina®

by URW++
  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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1 font from $19.95
Sistina® Sistina®

Zapf Essentials®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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6 fonts from $29.00
Zapf Essentials® Zapf Essentials®

ITC Zapf Book®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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16 fonts from $29.00
ITC Zapf Book® ITC Zapf Book®

Medici Script®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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1 font from $29.00
Medici Script® Medici Script®

Michelangelo® BQ

  |  available for Desktop

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1 font from $65.00
Michelangelo® BQ Michelangelo® BQ

Melior®

by Adobe
  |  available for Desktop

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4 fonts from $29.00
Melior® Melior®

Zapf Calligraphic 801

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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4 fonts from $24.75
Zapf Calligraphic 801 Zapf Calligraphic 801

Medici Script®

by Adobe
  |  available for Desktop

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1 font from $29.00
Medici Script® Medici Script®

Zapf Elliptical 711

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4 fonts from $24.75
Zapf Elliptical 711 Zapf Elliptical 711

Comenius® Pro

  |  available for Desktop

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4 fonts from $300.00
Comenius® Pro Comenius® Pro

Palatino® Linotype

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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4 fonts from $165.00
Palatino® Linotype Palatino® Linotype

Zapf Renaissance Antiqua EF™

  |  available for Desktop and Web

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18 fonts from $35.00
Zapf Renaissance Antiqua EF™ Zapf Renaissance Antiqua EF™

ITC Zapf International®

by ITC
  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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8 fonts from $29.00
ITC Zapf International® ITC Zapf International®

Aldus®

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4 fonts from $29.00
Aldus® Aldus®

ITC Zapf International®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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16 fonts from $29.00
ITC Zapf International® ITC Zapf International®

Comenius® BQ

  |  available for Desktop

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4 fonts from $150.00
Comenius® BQ Comenius® BQ

Zapf Renaissance Antiqua

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9 fonts from $29.00
Zapf Renaissance Antiqua Zapf Renaissance Antiqua

Edison™

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5 fonts from $65.00
Edison™ Edison™

Venture™

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3 fonts from $54.00
Venture™ Venture™

Zapf Renaissance Antiqua SB™

  |  available for Desktop and Web

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9 fonts from $26.00
Zapf Renaissance Antiqua SB™ Zapf Renaissance Antiqua SB™

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2 fonts from $26.00
Zapf Renaissance Antiqua No. 2 SB™ Zapf Renaissance Antiqua No. 2 SB™

Sistina®

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2 fonts from $29.00
Sistina® Sistina®

Aurelia™

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5 fonts from $65.00
Aurelia™ Aurelia™

Kompakt™

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1 font from $29.00
Kompakt™ Kompakt™

Palatino® eText

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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4 fonts from $99.00
Palatino® eText Palatino® eText

Comenius® BE

  |  available for Desktop

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4 fonts from $150.00
Comenius® BE Comenius® BE

Orion™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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4 fonts from $29.00
Orion™ Orion™

Noris Script™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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2 fonts from $54.00
Noris Script™ Noris Script™

Vario™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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2 fonts from $65.00
Vario™ Vario™

Marconi®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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5 fonts from $65.00
Marconi® Marconi®

Kompakt™

by Adobe
  |  available for Desktop

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1 font from $29.00
Kompakt™ Kompakt™

ITC Zapf Book®

by ITC
  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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8 fonts from $29.00
ITC Zapf Book® ITC Zapf Book®

Optima Nova®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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60 fonts from $79.00
Optima Nova® Optima Nova®

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