IDEA DOCUMENT

  • Price: USD $50.00 postpaid (international shipping included)
  • Designers: IDEA
  • Publisher: Seibundo Shinkosha
  • Categories: Idea + Publications

Wordshape is extremely excited to present IDEA DOCUMENT, an extraordinary fully bilingual English and Japanese language collection of the absolute best writing on type design, type development, typographic history and typeface designers chosen from the past 20 years of IDEA magazine. This book is the same dimensions as a usual issue of IDEA, but double the thickness (nearly 400 pages!). It includes copious imagery, type specimens, and a number of inserts and tipped-in addenda of different sizes. Stunningly designed and extraordinarily curated, IDEA DOCUMENT will stand as a landmark in graphic design history.

Highly, highly recommended!!

Contents:
Robin Kinross: Some features of the font explosion
Jean François Porchez: Type design that changed the outlook of Paris
Fred Smeijers: From punchcutting to digital type design
Akira Kobayashi: Originality and Redesign of a Typeface
André Baldinger: Experimental Typefaces
LettError: Twin Cities
François Rappo: Didot Elder – Radical Revival of Historical Typefaces
Matthew Carter: The Yale University Typeface Project
Andres Janser: Frische Schriften / Fresh Type
Fedra: Polyhistorical and synthetic quality in a typeface
Ryuichi Tateno: Pirouette – Designing typefaces based on a practice of calligraphy
Matthew Carter: The Essences of Type design
Sibylle Hagmann: Dwiggins Revisited
Paul Barnes: The Story of the Guardian typefaces 2003-2005
Ian Lynam: Heft, Gravy, and Swing: The Life & Times of Oswald Cooper
Ian Lynam: John Downer: Type Designer, Sign Painter, Gilder, Artist, Writer, and Critic
Helmut Schmid: Karl Gerstner: international designer, artist and author, new books and a new typeface
Toshiaki Koga: Critical development of sans serifs: Replica, New Rail Alphabet, Neutral
Ian Lynam: FUSE 1-20: From Invention to Antimatter – Twenty years of FUSE

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