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Hermann Zapfs 90th birthday

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Birthday messages to Hermann Zapf



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Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for your beautiful type and contribution to the graphic design community. — Sarah Mead, United States
Happy Birthday and best wished to you and your wife, Warm regards, Christian Oppenberg Font Development Monotype Imaging Inc. (USA) — Christian Oppenberg, United States
Paul Lindstrm
Happy Birthday! We (most likely) share common ancestors, since I have family roots in Germany, going back to another Hermann Zapf, born 1605 (cirka). From my years as a typgographer I have always favoured your fonts! /Paul L — Paul Lindstrm, Sweden
My best wishes for the happiest birthday ever! I love Optima and Zapfino. I use Optima in nearly all of my work-related correspondence, and Zapfino is my favorite for personal messages. You are both so very very talented and the world of fonts has been changed forever due to your exquisite lettering and design. — Anne, USA
THANKS FOR YOUR LIFES TO CALLIGRAPHY AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! FROM MEXICAN CALLIGRAPHY LOVER!!!! — JOE SLIM, MEXICO
Dear Herman and Gudrun. Thank you for following that thread called life and contributing to the design world. Happy Birthday. — Terry Van Roon, Canada
Gerald Moscato
Zapfino is one of the most fluid and gestural calligraphic fonts to date. I have designed several alphabet tumbles (cascades) with Zapfino as my favorite. And t thin this all started on a napkin! Herzlichen Glckwunsch to you both! — Gerald Moscato, USA
I wish you both a wonderful Birthday. I meet you at RIT and we did a workshop together. I worked at the Stinehour Press for years and now teach Typography at Lyndon State College along with design. I always remember our time together and wish you both well. Harry Mueller harry.mueller@lyndonstate.edu — Harry Mueller, USA
Herzlichen Glckwunsch zum Geburtstag und Tausend Dank fr die wunderbaren Schriften die Sie fr uns gegeben haben!!! — Andrei Rosianu, Deutschland
I first studied calligraphy at my technical high school, an then worked for many years in the type advertising department at Compugraphic. You both were a great inspiration to me. Thank you so much for all that you have given to the typographic world and for all that you have accomplished over the years. Your beauty, grace and charm will remain with the world through your endeavors for a very long time. Wishing you all the best on your 90th year, may all your days be filled with happiness and joy. Again, thank you so much for all the wonderful ways that you have touched my soul and that of the world. — Mark Holden, USA
Christine Barharn
was fr ein ansprechendes Bild von Ihnen beiden. Ich wnsche zum Ehrentag das allerbeste und noch eine lange Gesundheit. Lieben Gru Christine Barharn — Christine Barharn, Deutschland
Congratulations! If my parents Peg and Jack Kronenberg, whom you knew at RIT, were still with us, I am sure they would join me warmly. It must be thirty years ago that you, Hermann, autographed a print of Goudy's "Standard Lay of the Case" for them, and it has a place of honor today in my study at Catholic University of America. — Peter Kronenberg/KronPF@AOL.Com, USA
Herzlichste Glckwnsche! — David, Deutschland
Henk Gianotten
For both of you: Best wishes and a good health. — Henk Gianotten, The Netherlands
Happy birthday!! — Elisa Milanese, Italy
Optima is still the best expression of everyday elegance. Thank you so much for your work. Be well. — Brian Darby, USA
Thank you for your contributions to the world of calligraphy and typedesign! You have been an inspiration for many, including myself, and will continue to be just that in the future. Happy Birthday! — Christopher Haanes, Norway
A very happy birthday to you both! Your love of letter and life is quite the inspiration. Another 90 years to you! — Michael Kostal, USA
Alles Gute zum 91. Geburtstag und zum 90. Lebensjahr. Ihre Schriftschpfungen mchte ich als einen Teil meiner Erinnerungen bezeichnen. Vielen Dank dafr, und alles Gute vor allem Gesundheit. Rolf Moers — Rolf Moers, Deutschland
Vivian Day
I sure hope the translation is right .... — Vivian Day, United States
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