1902 - Born on the 2nd of April in Leipzig, Germany.
1923 - Tschichold had converted to Modernist design principles after visiting the first Weimar Bauhaus exhibition.
1925 - He became a leading advocate of Modernist design: first with an influential magazine supplement, then a personal exhibition; then with his most noted work Die neue Typographie.
1926-1929 - He designed a "universal alphabet" to clean up the few multigraphs and non-phonetic spellings in the German language.
1945 - He visits to England just before the war, only about four articles by Tschichold had been translated into English.
1947-1949 - Tschichold lived in England where he oversaw the redesign of 500 paperbacks published by Penguin Books, leaving them with a standardised set of typographic rules, the Penguin Composition Rules.
1974 - Died on the 11th of August in Locarno, Switzerland.
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