Visual Communication
David Fischbach

A Gallery in Type Cases

Arno Stolz, a professional typesetter, has a unique private collection of graphic arts and typographic treasures at his home. In 1980 he began writing letters to prominent designers from around the world, asking for creative contributions to fill the compartments of several typesetting boxes. The result is a miniature gallery of almost 300 unique pieces carried out in these relics from the old days of printing. The collection is enhanced and supplemented by the extensive correspondence with the designers for almost three decades, which is in itself very valuable. Both the artworks and the remarkable collection of letters and New Year’s cards are presented for the first time in this publication.