He was a remarkable teacher and an author as well. Tschichold was born on the 2nd of April in 1902, Jan Tschichold grew up in Leipzig, Germany. He is best known for writing Die neue Typographie and Typographische Gestaltung which became standard textbooks for the next generation of typographers. Born on April 2, 1902, Jan Tschichold grew up in Leipzig, Germany. What made Tschichold stand out from everyone else was his technique and his skill level in … Jan Tschichold, (born April 2, 1902, Leipzig, Germany—died August 11, 1974, Locarno, Switzerland), German typographer and author who played a seminal role in the development of 20th-century graphic design and typography. His father was a signwriter that traveled the province doing his trade and he also trained in calligraphy. Jan Tschichold was a prominent twentieth century German typographer and book designer. Jan Tschichold attended the "Akademie for Grafische Künste and Buchgewerbe "in Leipzig from 1919 until 1921. In 1923 Jan Tschichold visited the Bauhaus exhibition in Weimar. Jan Tschichold was an important 20th-century German graphic designer who also gave a major impetus to the Swiss school.