The museum presents a premiere of a new film about Hermann Zapf and Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse. At the same time, Lord Mayor Michael Ebling, President of the International Gutenberg Society in Mainz, will confer honorary membership of the Gutenberg Society on Mrs. Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse. Afterwards you are cordially invited to a drink. Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse, born on 2 January 1918 in Schwerin, is an internationally renowned typeface artist. In 1991 she was honored with the Frederic W. Goudy Award, the highest American award in the field of writing and book art, and in 2016 (together with Hermann Zapf posthumously) she received the german Art Prize of the Ike and Berthold Roland Foundation.
Her path to this international prestige led her from an apprenticeship with the renowned Weimar binding artist Otto Dorfner (1937-1940) to a position as a lecturer for type and type design at the Städel University in Frankfurt (1946-1954). She also taught herself how to type, ran her own bookbinding workshop in Frankfurt, and designed numerous typefaces, most recently her first digital typeface, Hesse Antiqua.
Date: 08. November 2018
Time: 5:30–7:00 pm
Location: Gutenberg Museum
Host: Gutenberg Society in cooperation with the Gutenberg Museum