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.