Words in Freedom
Beautiful stuff from yet again monoskop: Francesco Cangiullo: Piedigrotta: Manifesto on the Dynamic and Synoptic Declamation (1916) [Italian].
Download the full high res pdf here.
A fabulous blog about American wood type: with a focus on organizing and clarifying the historical importance of wood type, Professor David Shields is working to expand the information available on the often elusive histories of nineteenth and twentieth century typographic designs.
Check out the blog section in particular, there are some amazing gems in there.
Fabulous riso-printed books by Nina Paim and Angelo van de Wiel: The Cinema Tow Series – Meta-film, Gore Galore & Stop the Image. Nina Paim graduated at the Rietveld in 2012.
Book Covers by Jan Vermeulen
Jan Vermeulen’s excellent type based covers for Dutch writer Jan Wolkers. The back of the book is just as important as the front, as you can see with Turks Fruit and De Walg Vogel. They were a team Vermeulen and Wolkers, until Vermeulen’s death in 1985 he did all the covers for Jan Wolkers. You can see more covers (with the back) over here.
How to Shoplift Books
How to Shoplift Books (Come Rubare Libri), a new book by Californian artist David Horvitz, is a shoplifter’s users guide in both English and Italian. It details 80 ways in which one can steal a book. From the very practical, to the witty and romantic, the book reads like simple instructional text artworks by the conceptualists generation.
A number of books were printed with error covers, which Horvitz has buried in Venice during the Book Affair. The book stems from a conversation Horvitz hosted at the 2011 New York Art Book Fair in David Senior’s Classroom series.
1 colour risograph print
17 × 24 cm
edition of 100 copies (sold out) :((((
€15.00 + shipping
Nice collection of vintage typography on typehunting.com. I like the way they’re photographed, like the person is really hunting.
For a schoolproject I did some research on apples, and I stumbled upon this beautiful ode to the apple.
Love of Apples (1961) by Percy Seitlin and Gene Federico is a 7 x 9.5 rare out of print 16-page staple-bound booklet. Part of a four-volume set: ABOUT U. S.—EXPERIMENTAL TYPOGRAPHY BY AMERICAN DESIGNERS. Conceived, edited and typeset in New York and produced under the sponsorship of The Composing Room, Inc.
Frederico about Love of Apples:
"I wanted to try something where I used metal type in extreme ways without having to cut it, without cutting up proofs or playing with stats. For some time, I had known that if you stacked Title Gothics they would have a different look than traditional types. So the whole book was based on that simple idea."
You can buy it here for $100,-.
Title Gothic Specimen:
Extra Condensed Title Gothic № 12 is an Inland typeface from ca. 1905. Before ATF acquired Inland this type was known as Extra Condensed.
Very Necessary UPDATE:
Apparantly the type used in the Apple zine is Railroad Gothic Regular, thanks for the digging mr Gabor :)
I love this tumblr: Languages as Symbols, nice collection, can’t stop browsing..
H.N. Werkman was a Dutch artist, typographer and printer. He was a member of the artists’ group De Ploeg (“The Plough”), for which he printed posters, invitations and catalogues. From 1923 to 1926, he produced his own English-named avant-garde magazine The Next Call, which, like other works of the period, included collage-like experimentation with typefaces, printing blocks and other printers’ materials. He also used stenciling and stamping to achieve unique effects. He would distribute the magazine by exchanging it for works by other avant-garde artists and designers throughout Europe. (source: wikipedia)
His work above consists solely of typographic elements.