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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Dear Herb. ECAL.

Posted in design, distribution, history, magazines, photography, typography on November 23rd, 2013
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Dear Herb. ECAL.

In October 2012, a group of 10 students from the Master Art Direction course at ECAL travelled to New York for a one week workshop at the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography. This publication is the result of interviews and photographic interpretations of the heritage of Herb Lubalin, with a specific focus on and around Eros Magazine.

Price: €12.00

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Fully Booked: Ink on Paper, Design and Concepts for New Publications. Die Gestalten Verlag.

Posted in books, design, graphic design, typography on March 9th, 2013


Fully Booked: Ink on Paper, Design and Concepts for New Publications. Die Gestalten Verlag.

Fully Booked: Ink on Paper is a showcase of innovative books and other print products at the vanguard of a new era for printed publications—one that is likely to be the most exciting in their entire history.

This book is structured into five chapters that each represent a key role that print plays today: The Storyteller, The Showmaster, The Teacher, The Businessman, and The Collector. From personal projects with the smallest print runs to premium artist books or brand publications, the selection of work presented here celebrates the tactile experience. Featuring innovative printing and binding techniques as well as radical editorial and design concepts, this work explores the distinctiveness of design, materials, workmanship, and production methods—and pushes their limits.

Editors: R. Klanten, M. Hübner, A. Losowsky
Release Date: February 2013
Credits: Preface and chapter introductions by Andrew Losowsky
Format: 24 × 30 cm
Features: 272 pages, full color, hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 978-3-89955-464-9

Price: 44€

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The Shelf Journal #2. Shelf-Publishing.

Posted in books, design, graphic design, magazines, typography on February 8th, 2013
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The Shelf Journal #2. Shelf-Publishing.

In this issue:

Derek Birdsall, Interview. – Books which affected the career and life of the famous British book designer.

Stanley Morison & Maximilien Vox, A Frenchman’s view of British typography and vice-versa.

Patricia Belen & Grey D’Onofrio, Elaine Lustig Cohen: The Art of Modern Graphics.

The “club of clubs”, Culture Club – Discussion about French book clubs.

Sebastien Hayez, Four Aces. – Modernism development of graphic design through four design magazine’s issue number 1.

Hugo Hoppmann & Mirko Borsche, The Designing Art Director – Conversation.

The Shelf Journal, A fly on the wall in the printing shop. – Report on printing techniques, supported by examples.

About The Shelf:

“Why start a paper journal about books at a time when the internet is calling into question the average Westerner’s innate materialism, and at a time when the price of a book-as-object puts off devotees of free knowledge on the net? What is becoming of bound volumes today – that foundation of our society, those keepers of our history?

With the dematerialisation of editorial content, the practice of design within books is taking on an even more important dimension. Whether insignificant objects or works of art in their own right, books create through their different forms and stories a unique bond with those who read, consult and own them. This almost physical connection was the reason for creating The Shelf Journal.

 Part place of worship and reflection for paper lovers, part experimental platform for designers, typographers and other graphic designers, The Shelf Journal explores the essence of our libraries’ charm: the limitless variations in form of this unique object.”

122 pages
English and French
ISBN: 9782954065618

D 20€

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