Calendar 2016. Maximage. Jonas Voegeli. ZHdK

Posted in calendar, distribution, graphic design, printmaking, typography, workshop on February 4th, 2016
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Produced during a workshop held by Maximage at the University of the Arts Zurich, ZHdK. All lines were engraved manually on aluminum offset plates by the students:

Jaqueline John (January)
Ruben Brändli (February)
Tobias Leuenberger (March)
Rahel Preisig (April)
Kathrin Grossenbacher (May)
Dennis Ginsig (June)
Julia Felber (July)
Kerstin Barth (August)
Janina Hess (September)
Victoria Knabe (October)
Johannes Inauen (November)
Salome Grand (December)

Head: Jonas Voegeli
Tutors: Maximage
Print: Printoset
Paper: Munken Lynx
Edition of 250 copies


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Kommando Otl Aicher. Alexander Negrelli. Jan van Eyck Akademie

Posted in Artist Book, books, design, distribution, graphic design, history, typography on January 27th, 2016
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A book about the visual identity of the Olympic Games in 1972, about terrorists, their design, about war, gold medals, movies, sneakers, politics, maps, architecture, logos, pictograms and coloured dogs. And about Otl Aicher.

The chapters:

01 Preface
02 The Games
03 Interview .1 Michael Burke – Bibliothèque
04 Sept. 5th
05 Otl Aicher
06 1936
07 Ulm
08 Lufthansa
09 1968
10 Palestine
11 Fedayeen
12 Interview .2 Prof. Rayan Abdullah
13 Munich
14 Spiral
15 Waldi
16 Objects
17 Others .1
18 Art
19 Others .2
20 Clothing
21 Fiction
22 Epilogue
23 Annex

+ foldout brochure with enclosed maps


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FFF (Filipino Folk Foundry). The Office of Culture and Design. Hardworking, Goodlooking.

Posted in books, graphic design, newsprint, typography on December 22nd, 2015
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A pseudo-scientific research publication on sign painting in the Philippines. Contains graphic and text questionnaires filled out by 24 sign painters from Metro Manila and Samar Island. Includes over 10 stroke manuals as well as a series of writings on typography and culture. These include: a manifesto on slow vs. fast typography by Lobregat Balaguer (PH/ES), Veronica Grow (AU) and Niko Spelbrink (NL); an essay exploring identity politics and graffiti writing in the Philippines; and two special, syndicated case studies focused on indigenous type construction. The case studies are: “Nagari: Learning to Make Writing for Indian’s Biggest Script” by Catherine Leigh Schmidt (US) and “The Babel Issue” by Birk Marcus Hansen (DK), a bilingual typography experiment that combines Chinese and Roman characters.

Design by Dante Carlos and Kristian Henson.

Published by Hardworking, Goodlooking


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Skabelon 43. Kasper Andreasen

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, design, editions, typography on September 22nd, 2015

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This stencil font, which consists of 43 characters, including numerals and several punctuation marks, was inspired by the lettering on old Danish police cars. A 3D effect is achieved by incorporating drop shadows into the type design. Each character is approximately 6 cm tall, ideal for posters and sign painting, and can be transferred to a surface by using marker, pen, or spray paint.

Stencil typeface, Amsterdam, 2003
Laser-cut steel, 32.5 x 19.3 x 2 cm, 4 plates, ed: 30


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Yes, But Is It Edible? Will Holder, Alex Waterman (Eds.). New Documents.

Posted in books, distribution, music, typography, writing on November 29th, 2014
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Yes, But Is It Edible? Will Holder, Alex Waterman (Eds.). New Documents.

Some years ago, Will Holder and Alex Waterman proposed to Robert Ashley that musicians and non-musicians might produce new versions of his operas, by way of typographical scores. The bulk of Yes, But Is It Edible? is a result of that proposal: scores for Dust (1998) and Celestial Excursions (2003). These operas’ characters have, until now, been solely produced by and are the stories exchanged between Ashley and his “band” (singers Sam Ashley, Joan La Barbara, Thomas Buckner, and Jacqueline Humbert); and in landscapes produced by “Blue” Gene Tyranny, Tom Hamilton, David Moodey, Cas Boumans, and Mimi Johnson—the result of a thirty-year relationship.

The scores for Dust and Celestial Excursions are preceded by a selection of Ashley’s work, from 1963 to 2008, drawing attention to the varying relations between instruction and score, and the tones of instructional address. Working with these scores gave us a better sense of how each one produces a specific mode of decision-making, telling us what to put on the pages of the scores, for any reader who follows.

Yes, But Is It Edible? is the fourth in a series of publications produced with or by Will Holder and Alex Waterman that a musicological perspective on scoring speech, and the role of printed matter in collective forms of reading and writing: Agape (Miguel Abreu Gallery, 2007); Between Thought and Sound (The Kitchen, 2008); and The Tiger’s Mind (with Beatrice Gibson; Sternberg Press, 2012).

Language: English
Pages: 784
Size: 23.5 x 29.3 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-927354-09-4

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Alfabeto Dactilar – Finger Alphabet. Cristian Forte. L.U.P.I.

Posted in art, Artist Book, poetry, typography on July 14th, 2014
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In this artist book the Argentinean artist Cristian Forte presents a system of poetic writing based on fingerprints that goes beyond conventional alphabets and allows him to explore concepts such us identity, memory and literature.

Limited edition of 70. Including original fingerprints and silk-screen printings.

Language: Español – English

Price: €28.00
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The Shelf Journal #3. Morgane Rebulard (Ed.). Shelf-Publishing.

Posted in books, design, graphic design, Journals, magazines, typography on April 17th, 2014


The Shelf Journal #3. Morgane Rebulard (Ed.). Shelf-Publishing.

A journal of Publishing design, cult of the shelf.
2014, France
Text in French / English


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Language To Cover A Page Edition. Kristen Mueller. Motto Books / & So.

Posted in editions, literature, poetry, typography on March 10th, 2014


Language To Cover A Page Edition. Kristen Mueller. Motto Books / & So.

Text extracted from the final spread of the book Language to Cover a Page.

Edition of 25 each, numbered.

42 x 59.4 cm (A2)


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Bulletins Of The Serving Library #6. Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, David Reinfurt (Eds.). Sternberg Press.

Posted in design, distribution, fashion, graphic design, Journals, typography, writing on February 21st, 2014
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Bulletins Of The Serving Library #6. Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, David Reinfurt (Eds.). Sternberg Press.

This issue doubles as a retroactive non-catalog for the group exhibition “White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart” at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (February 6, 2013-July 28, 2013), curated by Anthony Elms.

Contributions by:
Angie Keefer, Robin Kinross, Joke Robaard, Brian Eno, Nick Relph, Eli Diner, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Stuart Bailey, Sarah Demeuse, Adolf Loos, Kuki Shuzo, Eli Diner & Sanya Kantarovsky, Perri MacKenzie

Pages: 160 + insert
Language: English

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Language to Cover a Page. Kristen Mueller. Motto Books / & So.

Posted in distribution, literature, poetry, typography, writing on January 15th, 2014
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Language to Cover a Page. Kristen Mueller. Motto Books / & So.

Working within a lineage which encompasses Joseph Kosuth’s Purloined (in which the author assembled a single novel from individual pages of different books), Tom Phillips’s A Humument (in which the author creates a new narrative by drawing on top of existing pages) and Ronald Johnson’s Radi Os (in which the author erases words from Milton’s Paradise Lost to create a stirring new poem), Mueller has done more than simply “compose the holes.” With Language to Cover a Page, Mueller has carefully aligned excerpts from disparate books—with differing typefaces intact—into two evolving pages. These pages crescendo before our very eyes, a flipbook of accumulating meaning, where with the passing of every page the narrative becomes aware of its own developing presence. —Derek Beaulieu (excerpt from text insert accompanying the book)

Language: English
Pages: 316
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-2-940524-09-9

Price: €22.00
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