Rob Saunders & Kate Robinson, curators
Without Type: The Dynamism of Handmade Letters

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Rob Saunders & Kate Robinson, curators
Without Type: The Dynamism of Handmade Letters

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San Francisco: San Francisco Center for the Book, 2016.

57 pp., 4to. Perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers. Catalogue of an exhibition curated by Rob Saunders, founder of the Letterform Archive, with associate Kate Robinson, featuring sixty-three reproductions of works (most of which are full page), and an introduction by the curators. Cover lettering by Jessica Hische. New.

The first major exhibition mounted by the new Letterform Archive featured hand-drawn examples of lettering that included medieval manuscripts; Arabic, Korean, and European Renaissance calligraphy; Dadaist and Futurist designs; advertising maquettes; 60s rock posters; contemporary artist's books; and much more. Meticulous and expert scans result in extraordinary fidelity in the reproductions. In all, an exquisite and intriguing publication.

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