Otto Arpke

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Otto Arpke
Born (1886-10-16)16 October 1886
Braunschweig, Germany
Died 4 December 1943(1943-12-04) (aged 57)
Nationality German
Known for Graphic Arts

Otto Arpke was a graphic artist, illustrator, painter, and teacher at the Kunst- und Gewerbeschule in Mainz. Arpke was famous for his designs for the movie Das Kabinet des Dr Caligari and posters for the North German Lloyd shipping line.[1] He designed one type face, Arpke Antiqua (1928, Shriftguss type foundry)[2] which is available in digital form as Taiko.[3]

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  1. ^ Friedl, Ott, and Stein, Typography: an Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History. Black Dog & Levinthal Publishers: 1998. ISBN 1-57912-023-7, pp 94-95
  2. ^ Jaspert, W. Pincus, W. Turner Berry and A.F. Johnson. The Encyclopedia of Type Faces. Blandford Press Lts.: 1953, 1983, ISBN 0-7137-1347-X, p. 10
  3. ^ "Otto Arpke". MyFonts. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 

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