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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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Klaus-Peter Dienst - Carmina Burana (11)

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Klaus-Peter Dienst - Carmina Burana (1)

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Klaus-Peter Dienst - Carmina Burana (7)

Klaus-Peter Dienst - Carmina Burana (9)

Klaus-Peter Dienst - Carmina Burana (8)

Klaus-Peter Dienst - Carmina Burana (13)

Klaus-Peter Dienst - Carmina Burana (14)

Klaus-Peter Dienst - Carmina Burana (10)

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

Rhinozeros covers, via Jed Birmingham/Reality Studio

Rhinozeros issue #10, via Jed Birmingham/Reality Studio

Rhinozeros issue #9, via Jed Birmingham/Reality Studio

Rhinozeros issue #7, via Jed Birmingham/Reality Studio

Rhinozeros issue #7, via Jed Birmingham/Reality Studio

Rhinozeros issue #5, via Jed Birmingham/Reality Studio

Rhinozeros issue #5, via Jed Birmingham/Reality Studio

Rhinozeros issue #3, via Jed Birmingham/Reality Studio

Rhinozeros issue #3, via Jed Birmingham/Reality Studio

Rhinozeros issue #2, via Jed Birmingham/Reality Studio

Rhinozeros issue #1, via Jed Birmingham/Reality Studio

 

After a chance encounter at the Boston Antiquarian Book Fair, we have become fans of Klaus-Peter Dienst, a German calligraphist who published Rhinozeros magazine out of Hamberg in the 1960s.  His collaborator on the magazine was his brother, Rolf-Gunter Dienst.  Rhinozeros was a  literary magazine, mostly in German, that occasionally featured Beat writers.  Klaus-Peter did all of the calligraphy for each issue, sometimes incorporating a German translation of English works onto the page.  Jed Birmingham is a William S. Burroughs biographer who has made the whole Rhinozeros archive (10 issues) available online.

shelf / / klaus-peter dienst — posted on November 17th, 2012

Cover Mania – Michele Mauri

Popular songs, and how frequently they are covered over time.

Timeline of the Universe – Omid Kashan

This “Timeline of the Universe” is available as a print from the Anti-Long shop.

Notabilia – Moritz Stefaner, Dario Taraborelli and Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia

Representing the discussion of Wikipedia articles as the debates about their relevance drag on. Read more abouth the “Deleted” and the “Kept” at Notabilia.

The above images from Michele MauriOmid Kashan and Moritz Stefaner et al, were among the winners of the Information is Beautiful awards. Judged by Brian Eno, Paola Antonelli and other illustrious folk. The full list of winners is well worth the look. And, well, how much time to you have? There is more inspiration to be found on the shortlist… and the long list.

 

screen / — posted on October 4th, 2012

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