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Essays by Sem Hartz

Contributed by Matthijs Sluiter on Jan 28th, 2016. Artwork published in
January 1992
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    Essays by Sem Hartz 1
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    This booklet was printed at the occasion of Sem Hartz’ 80th birthday in 1992. It comprises six essays by Hartz, collected by Mathieu Lommen, plus two samples of typefaces of his hand, Juliana and Spectrum Semibold (latter made as an expansion to Jan van Krimpen’s design).

    Designed and printed by Bram de Does. The book is set in two other typefaces by Hartz, Emergo for text with the Molé Foliate capitals for initials and the reversed alphabet on the cover. Emergo was finished at 12p size, but never released. It was only used in Hartz’ own printing press, the Tuinwijkpers. The book cover is printed on rag paper from 1942.

    Essays by Sem Hartz 2
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    Essays by Sem Hartz 3
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    Essays by Sem Hartz 4
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    Essays by Sem Hartz 5
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    Essays by Sem Hartz 6
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    Essays by Sem Hartz 7
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    • Emergo
    • Molé Foliate
    • Juliana
    • Spectrum

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    2 Comments on “Essays by Sem Hartz”

    1. Sander Pinkse says:
      Jan 28th, 2016  4:01 pm
      You should probably mention that the cover is badly damaged by water. And maybe that the entire book is printed in letterpress – although that probably goes without saying. Oh… And it is 'Tuinwijkpers’, not 'Tuinwerkpers’ :)
    2. Jan 28th, 2016  5:18 pm

      Hoi Sander, thanks for chiming in. The typo is fixed, and the letterpress tag added.

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