Can you really compare experimental three dimensional typography like lettering made of live moss or letter kites that fly messages in the sky to the work of Gutenberg?
If you ask Jeanette Abbink, Emily CM Anderson and the over 100 international designers and typographers featured in 3D Typography, the answer is a resounding yes. Type as an object has been forgotten about in our screen-based lives, but 3D Typography reminds readers of the physicality of type and typography with a dizzying array of contemporary 3D types.
With over 100 international contributors including such superstars of design as Stefan Sagmeister, Mike Perry and Hikaru Furuhashi the imagery and interviews in 3D Typography comprise an essential and unrivalled overview of contemporary 3D type designs.
Like Gutenberg and generations of typeface designers who worked with physically shaped and cast lead type, these artists return the literal heft to letters.
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 14th June 2010
Publisher: Mark Batty Publisher
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.6 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 1.116
Edition Number: 1