Die Mysterien der Zeichen awarded with Certificate of Typographic Excellence

We are very pleased that our publication Die Mysterien der Zeichen: Johannes Reuchlin, Schmuck, Schrift & Sprache has been awarded the Certificate of Typographic Excellence by the Type Directors Club (TDC) New York.

Launched in 1953, the TDC competition is the oldest and most prestigious global competition for typography and type design. In its 69th year, these awards are all about how letterforms are used and drawn, recognising typographic excellence and celebrating new typeface designs in all global languages. All the winning projects will now be on display in a travelling exhibition in numerous cities in the United States, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, South Korea, Spain and Taiwan.

Edited by Matthais Dall’Asta and Cornelie Holzach, the publication takes the 500th anniversary of the death of the humanist Johannes Reuchlin (1455–1522) as an occasion to bring jewellery, writings, and language into a stimulating dialogue and to offer new meanings to the titular mystery of signs. In addition to selected manuscripts by Reuchlin, which are highlighted from new perspectives, another emphasis is placed on objects that reflect Reuchlin’s cognitive world through script and symbols from the resplendent collection of the Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim [Pforzheim jewelry museum

Our special thanks go to the graphic designer, Ina Bauer, and to our partner, the Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim.


Die Mysterien der Zeichen: Johannes Reuchlin, Schmuck, Schrift & Sprache
Eds. Matthias Dall’Asta and Cornelia Holzach
272 pages, 24 x 30 cm, 200 ills., cloth-bound hardcover
ISBN 978-3-89790-670-9


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