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Great Trajanus

Today, I spent some time at a bookshop where I picked up a wonderful copy of the ‘The Triptych of the Three Kings’ by Felix Timmermans — in German. Printed by Insel-Bücherei in 1956 the entire book is set in Linotype Trajanus(1940) which was designed by the American Warren Chappell; an illustrator, as well as book and type designer. What a great found and I don’t think I will come across this kind of treasure ever again.

15 July 2012