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Albert Kapr (1918-1995)

German type designer, typographer, calligrapher, author and educator, He was art director at the Dresden type foundry VEB Typoart from 1964 until 1977.

He founded and led the Institut für Buchgestaltung at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst at Leipzig from 1956 until 1978.

Fontes
  • Faust-Antiqua (1958),
  • Leipzig (with Otto Erler in 1963: large x-height),
  • Leipziger-Antiqua (1959, revived by Tim Ahrens in 2005 as JAF Lapture, also digitized--close to the original and under the original name--by URW in 2005; and shamelessly digitized by Linotype and sold as Hawkhurst without mentioning the Leipziger Antiqua source, in fact claiming that Hawkhurst is an original),
  • Clarendon-Antiqua (1965),
  • Prillwitz-Antiqua (1971),
  • Magna Kyrillisch (1975).
Bibliografia

Kapr, Albert. Fraktur: Form und Geschichte der gebrochenen Schriften. 1993, H. Schmidt, Mainz.

Kapr, Albert. Schriftkunst. Geschichte, Anatomie und Schönheit der Lateinischen Buchstaben. München, New York, 1983.

Kapr, Albert. The art of lettering; The history, anatomy, and aesthetics of the roman letterforms. München, K.G. Saur, 1983, original edition in German by VEB Verlag: Dresden, 1971.

Max Caflisch, Albert Kapr, Antonia Weiss, Hans Peter Willberg. "F.H.Ernst Schneidler Schriftentwerfer, Lehrer, Kalligraph" (Schumacher Gebler, München, 2002).

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