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Counterpunch: Making Type in the Sixteenth Century, Designing Typefaces Now

Counterpunch: Making Type in the Sixteenth Century, Designing Typefaces Now
Library Shelf Location 42.SMEI
Publication Date 1996
Description Western typography is still dominated by letterforms designed in the first hundred years of printing. What were the processes that lie behind these forms? This book provides a close up view of the work of the sixteenth century French and Flemish punchcutters. On the basis of his own experinece in making type and a hard look at the surviving evidence, fred Smeijers blows away the antiquarian dust that now covers the topic. As an introduction to this discussion he outlines fundamental issues in type and design. The last chapters consider punchcutting in the light of current technical and social developments. Counterpunch shows that the old processes echo on, giving lessons for contemporary practice. The book will appeal to anyone curious about type and what can be done with letters.
ISBN 0907259065
Quantity 1
Pages 191
Author Fred Smeijers
Format Paperback
Publisher Hypen Press
Category Typography
Keyword Typography
Language English

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