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Karl-Erik Forsberg

Karl Erik Forsberg - born 1914 in Munsö, Sweden, died 1995 - type designer, typographer. Trained at the School for Book Crafts in Sweden.¶¶1938-41: studies at the Akademie für Graphische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig. 1942-49: designer for the publishers Almqvist Wiksell, the University of Uppsala press. From 1950 onwards: designer for the publishers P. A. Norstedt Söner. Besides book designs, Forsberg has designed stamps and produced magazines and stamps. 1954: a bible is published with reproductions of drawings, etchings and paintings by Rembrandt, designed by Forsberg and set in his Berling typeface. 1983: is awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Uppsala.¶¶Fonts: Parad (1936), Lunda (1938), (1951-58), Carolus (1954), Ericus (undated).¶¶* TYPOGRAPHY - An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.¶¶Berling is a trademark of Verbum AB.¶

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