Meet Imre Reiner, playful modernist printmaker, lettering artist and typographer
Hungarian-Swiss painter, printmaker and typographer / lettering artist from the twentieth century. Playful modernist with a strong emphasis on the handwritten. Some images here. Here's a short article about Reiner by Stephen Heller, which also has this link to this PDF with more images of Reiner's work. I like his Matura typeface.
(todo: look up the Latvian-Russion calligrapher and book cover designer whose work seems, although less whimsical seems related though their calligraphic approach to typography.)