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Henri Friedlaender

Henri Friedlaender (1904-1996) was an Israeli type designer and typographer. He was born in Lyon, France. When he was six years old the family moved to Berlin. He studied calligraphy and printing in Leipzig Academy of Graphic Arts. After working with Rudolf Koch he became a typographic designer in Hamburg and later a printer and manager with Haag-Drugulin in Leipzig. In 1932, Friedlaender immigrated to the Netherlands where he worked as art director in The Hague. In 1950, Friedlaender immigrated to Israel, where he co-founded the Hadassah Printing School in Jerusalem and served as its first director. Retiring in 1970 he continued to work as a book designer and teacher, and designed Hebrew typefaces. In 1971 he was awarded the Gutenberg Prize for outstanding artistic, technical and scientific achievements in the field of printing.