Editor: Karl Gerstner Publisher: Verlag Arthur Niggli Publication: 1990, Third Edition Binding: Case-bound Pages: 180 Size: 155 x 155mm Text: German Design: Karl Gerstner
(Preface) 'The 'Compendium for Alphabets' is a system of writing. That means: an orderly inventory of your possibilities, no more and no less. The first edition appeared in 1972. At that time, the blurb read: 'For a not so distant future, the compendium provides parameters for programming an electronically controlled, computer typography.' Now the future has become the present with a vehemence that nobody foresaw. Today the more than 500 year old black art is completely changed in its condition. Digitisation has prevailed, lead has had its day. All conceivable freedoms have become technically possible. This opens up new categories of design and carries the risk that typographical virtues and rules that have been practiced for a long time will flatten and disappear.'
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