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Letterpress : The Allure of the Handmade - David Jury


The Allure of the Handmade

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Newly revised and updated with luscious and inspiring images of contemporary work, this book allows today's graphic designer to rediscover the creative potential of letterpress.

Thanks to its physical presence on the page, letterpress has a unique and visual impact, and offers a powerful means of expressing ideas through a more intelligent use of type. Despite the dominance of computer typesetting and printing in trade publishing, private letterpress publishers are on the increase.

This timely book celebrates the diversity of the original work being produced by graphic designers and typographers using letterpress around the world. It examines US and European private presses, top international graphic designers working with letterpress, the use of letterpress as a commercial medium in developing countries, and new developments in technology.

A celebration of the handmade design aesthetic currently enjoying a period of revival, Letterpress is an indispensable reference for both professional and amateur creatives, and all letterpress enthusiasts.

About the Author

David Jury is editor of Typographic, and head of graphic design at Colchester Institute, UK. His previous publications include About Face: Reviving the Rules of Typography and What is Typography? for Rotovision. He is also a fellow of the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD).

The nature of letterpress
Conventions and rebellions
Independent publishing
Craft and education
Connecting past and future

ISBN: 9782888931638
ISBN-10: 288893163X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st February 2011
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 26.1 x 23.3  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.211
Edition Number: 2