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Hermann Zapfs 90th birthday

- Congratulations

Birthday messages to Hermann Zapf

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Dear Hermann and Gudrun, thank you for creating so many elegant, beautiful and indispensable typefaces and for your dedication to calligraphy. Best wishes for many more years of productive work and good health. — Paul Shaw, USA
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
Love your work! Thanks for all the great faces you have created and the inspiration they have caused! — Ian Hodgkiss, Australia
Have a wonderful Birthday Hermann.. I love Zapfino and want you to know it is the most romantic type I have ever seen. It always takes my breath away. I am glad it has taken 50 years for us to appreciate a beautiful piece of ART!!!!! — Corynne Bailey, Bermuda / Graphic Student at UCA in Epsom UK
Congratulations to you for amazing achievements in both as a couple of so many year and your combined creative minds dedicated to the world of Linotype fonts — Hans Maerker
Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for your beautiful type and contribution to the graphic design community. — Sarah Mead, United States
Teri Kahan
Though we have not met in person, your work continues to inspire me. May your birthday bring you much joy and happiness. HAUOLI LA HANAU! Aloha nui loa, Teri Kahan — Teri Kahan, USA
Herzlichste Glckwnsche! — David, Deutschland
Happy Birthday and best wished to you and your wife, Warm regards, Christian Oppenberg Font Development Monotype Imaging Inc. (USA) — Christian Oppenberg, United States
Dear Herman and Gudrun. Thank you for following that thread called life and contributing to the design world. Happy Birthday. — Terry Van Roon, Canada
Bon Anniversaire! — Frederic LICHTENSTEIN, Hong Kong
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
Congatulations! I first saw Optima when I studied Lettering & Calligraphy at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 1963. Your work has always been an inspiration to me. Good health & long life. — Philip Springer, USA
Herzlichen Glckwunsch zum Geburtstag und Tausend Dank fr die wunderbaren Schriften die Sie fr uns gegeben haben!!! — Andrei Rosianu, Deutschland
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag — Georges Bourone, Luxemburg
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
It is a pleasure to work with your fonts and to live with such beauty every day. — Deidra , U.S.
Alles Gute Zum Geburtstag, Herr(mann) Zapf ! Und Vielen Danke fr das Palatino und das Pannigerianische Alphabet ! — Frank ADEBIAYE, France
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
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