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26 Letters: Illuminating the Alphabet

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Editor: Freda Sack, John Simmons, Tim Rich
Publisher: CYAN Communications Ltd.
Publication: 2004, First Edition
Binding: Hardcover, section sewn
Pages: 128
Size: 160 x 240
Text: English

(Publishers review) '’26 Letters’ is an extraordinary record of an extraordinary exhibition – an open exploration of the alphabet by some of today’s leading designers and writers. Through visual reproductions and a series of written accounts, this book captures the research, the concepts, the relationships and the techniques behind a unique collaborative project.

How often do we think about the individual letters of our alphabet? What are their histories, their personalities, their stories? What does C mean to you? Where did X come from? How does N make you feel? In 2004 the writing group 26 and the International Society of Typographic Designers joined forces to explore the DNA of language. Twenty-six business writers were randomly paired with twenty-six graphic designers, given one letter each and asked to create a collaborative work that celebrated, explored, questioned, elucidated or subverted their character. The British Library acted as a resource for information and inspiration, and the resulting exhibition – ‘26 Letters: Illuminating The Alphabet’ – was displayed throughout the Library building in the latter part of 2004.' (Source)

Condition: Fine/Near Fine. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Light rubbing, creasing to cover.

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