16 October 1886|
|Died||4 December 1943
|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. He designed one type face, Arpke Antiqua (1928, Shriftguss type foundry) which is available in digital form as Taiko.
- 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
- 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
- "Otto Arpke". MyFonts. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
- Otto Arpke collection at the Israel Museum. Retrieved September 2016.
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