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Jan Tschichold

Birthday: 02.04.1902
Birthplace: Leipzig, D
Date of Death: 11.08.1974 (Locarno, CH)

Jan Tschichold is one of the greatest typographers of all time. Yet, only a few outside of his field know him and his work. His difficult to pronounce name is most likely not the cause for this. But the pronunciation of the name Johannes Tzschichhold, which is his birth name, is as hard for an Anglo-Saxon, as the simplification Tschichold. Even Germans have problems with the middle /ch/, pronouncing it either [k] or [x], which both don’t make much sense. The typographer is pronounced [jan ˈtʃɪçɔlt].


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