My first typedesigns for the D. Stempel AG typefoundry in Frankfurt I executed in the year
1948. The Diotima, Diotima Italic, Ariadne Initials and the headline type Smaragd (Emerald)
came out as metal types during the years 1951-1954. Later these alphabets were transferred
into the new technologies by Linotype.
In the following years I designed several other alphabets: Shakespeare Roman and Italic as an
exclusive type for Hallmark Cards Inc. in Kansas City, and Carmina for Bitstream Inc. in
Cambridge/Mass., followed by Nofret and Christiana for H. Berthold AG in Berlin and Alcuin
and Colombine Script for URW in Hamburg.
In 1991 I received for my work the Frederic W. Goudy Award, the distinguish award in the field
of book- and typedesign in the United States.