Die Mysterien der Zeichen honored by the Tokyo Type Directors Club

Following the award for the publication Die Mysterien der Zeichen: Johannes Reuchlin, Schmuck, Schrift & Sprache by the Type Directors Club New York, the publication has now also been deemed “excellent” by the TDC Tokyo.

The TDC competitions are considered one of the most prestigious competitions for typography and type design worldwide. We are delighted that the publication and the special design have met with so much approval beyond Germany. Our special thanks go to the graphic designer, Ina Bauer, and to our partner, the Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim.

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.


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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