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A Brief Biography



Professor Alban Grimm, Mainz

Born 1936: in Offenbach am Main, Germany
1959-1965: studies in Mainz in the fine arts (focus on writing and typography), history of art, theology
until 1983: art teacher at high school in Hessen; (1977-79) headmaster of high school division of a multi-level education school; first contact with computer technology - creating schedules
since 1983: professor of writing at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
since 1990: experiments with METAFONT
1994-1996: development of the variable capital font VN for purposes of teaching and research

Main interests: ``scriptographical''2 alternatives to calligraphic routines and print media standards

Prof. Grimm can be reached (preferably in German) at the following address:

University: Home:
Alban Grimm, Univ.-Prof.
Joh. Gutenberg-Universitšt Mainz
Fachbereich 24
Am Taubertsberg 6
D - 55099 Mainz
Germany
Prof. Alban Grimm
Atrium 6
D - 63589 Linsengericht
Germany



Footnotes

... ``scriptographical''2
Original German adj. `schriftbildnerisch'. Prof. Grimm uses the noun `Schriftbildnerei' as a synonym for `Schriftkunst,' when speaking of his works--it helps avoid the common misinterpretation of the latter term as `calligraphy'. The adj. form - `scriptographical' - therefore, would mean `related to scriptual art'.

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