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Made with FontFont: Type for independent minds

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Editor: Erik Spiekermann, Jan Middendorp
Publisher: BIS Publishers
Publication: 2009, First Edition
Binding: Hardcover, section sewn
Pages: 350
Size: 215 x 290
Text: English

(Preface) 'In 1990 Erik Spiekermann and Neville Brody founded the FontFont type library, 'by designers, for designers! Published by FontShop International in Berlin, the FontFont collection soon proved to be a major innovative force in the typographic world. Typefaces published in the FontFont library helped establish new criteria for type design. From the no-nonsense functionality of sans-serifs such as FF Meta, FF DIN and FF Profile to the contemporary sensitivity of neo-traditional romans like FF Scala, FF Quadraat, and FF Celeste; from the smart geometry of FF Minimum or FF Typeface Six to the streetwise novelty of FF Hands, FF Trixie and FF Blur - the number of FontFonts that have triggered new trends in typography is staggering. This book focuses on two aspects of type and typography. The process of type design is reflected on in an anthology of essays about FontFonts and interviews with their designers. The second part of the book is a rich collection of pages 'made with FontFont' - an exuberant feast of letter forms. In addition, renowned typographers from many parts of the world were invited to present their view on a FontFont of their choice in specially made type specimens.

This book features contributions about and by FontFont designers such as Erik van Blokland + Just van Rossum/LettError, Alessio Leonardi, Akira Kobayashi, Martin Majoor and Nick Shinn, as well as type posters and font cards by Neville Brody, Rian Hughes and others. Authors include John D. Berry, Emily King and Jon Coltz. Type specimens were specially conceived by Ellen Lupton, Alexander Branczyk, Piet Schreuders, Yang Liu, Susanna Dulkinys, Laura Meseguer, Jaap van Triest, Reza Abedini, Tiffany Wardle and others. Finally, the book shows graphic design produced for real clients with FontFonts by the likes of Pentagram/Paula Scher, Max Kisman, Cosmic, Dietwee, Pierre di Sciullo and Studio Dumbar. The book was edited by Jan Middendorp, author of the acclaimed Dutch Type, and FontShop founder Erik Spiekermann, both of whom also collaborated with United Designers Network on the design. Cover by Strange Attractors.'

Condition: Very Good. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Light rubbing to cover. Light tanning to outer edges of interior pages.

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