Klaus-Peter Dienst - Carmina Burana (12)
Klaus-Peter Dienst and his brother Rolf-Gunther did a hero’s job of introducing a 1960′s French readership to the beats with their magazine Rhinozeros, which we wrote about in November when our Dienst obsession began.

Since then, we’ve snapped up a copy of Klaus-Peter Dienst’s 1962 typographic onslaught “Carmina Burana.” The exercise treats the Latin “O Fortuna” text of Carmina Burana to a  heavy dose of black and white geometry. Thoroughly designed and generous with its variety of letterforms and structure, this is truly a labor of love by an impassioned typographer.

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shelf / / Klaus-Peter Dienst — posted on February 12th, 2013

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