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.
Alexandre Liziard gratuated at the Ecole Superieure d’Arts Graphiques et d’Architecture Interieure-Design ESAG Penninghen in Paris.
Daniël Maarleveld is an Amsterdam based graphic designer, he graduated at the Rietveld in 2007. I love how he’s endlessly searching for flaws in tools and how to use those flaws to create something new (and beautiful!!).
I like chaos, especially by Atelier Olschinsky.
Krak Krak is a typeface designed by Karlis Krecers, graduated at the Rietveld Academie in 2012. I bought the specimen :) perfect!!
A couple of months ago I found this cardboard with these A V W and M signs on them..
..it inspired me to make a typeface: A_TYPE
Just for the fun of it. Let’s see where it’ll go from here, I’ve had many ideas and sketches for typefaces but never really finished one, never got to the point where you call it a ‘font’..