Twenty-two years ago, as he was completing a graphic design internship at Pentagram in New York City, Thilo von Debschitz happened to meet the son of Fritz Kahn. This personal encounter was followed by another unexpected event, 15 years later, when von Debschitz stumbled upon the name Fritz Kahn in a small credit line in the “Industrial Palace” illustration. This chain of coincidences set off an intense search for traces of Kahn’s life and work by the siblings Uta and Thilo von Debschitz, who eventually published two monographs about his career. At the end of October, Thilo von Debschitz returned to New York, where Pentagram invited him to present a lunchtime talk about the Fritz Kahn book projects and Kahn’s publications. – Pentagram is one of the world’s most renowned design agencies, with studios in New York, San Francisco, Austin, London, and Berlin.
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