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Warren Chappell (1904-1991)

Warren Chappell was an American author, illustrator, book designer, and type designer.

He graduated from the University of Richmond, and then studied at the Art Students League of New York, under Boardman Robinson, where he later taught.

Between 1931 and 1932 he studied type design and punch-cutting under Rudolf Koch at the Design School in Offenbach, Germany. Then he worked at Stempel where he designed the typeface Trajanus, but it was not released until after his return to the USA at the onset of World War II.

In 1935 he studied illustration at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and in later years devoted himself to book design and illustration. He died at the age of 86 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

[DJD, November 2010]

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