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Ernst Reichl: Wide Awake Typographer

Ernst Reichl: Wide Awake Typographer: Slideshow: Slide 1

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Sidney H. Nyburg, The Buried Rose, Legends of Old Baltimore
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1932

“During the years I worked for Knopf they never let me design a book: I laid out the newspaper ads and the subway cards, and the closest I came to the books themselves was flap-copy layouts, and one typographic book jacket (This is a story by itself!) But six years later, when H. Wolff employed me, I had apparently gathered enough of a reputation to be trusted with book design. I have a feeling that, with ‘The Buried Rose,’ I meant to get even with them. There may be more over-designed books in print, but I, at least, have never put out more lavishly.”

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