The secret to great book design may be akin to an exquisite ballet performance: the experience is nearly perfect when the effort and work put into the creation of the piece is invisible. In
There are many novels about bookshops, rather fewer about collectors of rare books, and almost none about book design. This final category has now been bulked out a little with Death of a Typographer by Nick Gadd (published by Arden), a playful crime thriller about the world of typography.
Set largely in Melbourne,
New York, NY, June 25, 2015—In memory of the great type designer, typographer, and calligrapher Hermann Zapf (1918-2015), the Morgan Library & Museum will exhibit one of his most virtuosic creations: a calligraphic manuscript of the preamble of the UN Charter, written in French, English, Spanish, and Russian. The work will be on view from June 26, the date the UN
SAN FRANCISCO—Letterform Archive has launched a crowd-funding campaign to publish its 2014 Letterforms & Birthdays wall calendar. The campaign is hosted by Kickstarter and can be seen at: http://bit.ly/lettarccal.
The calendar is 12¾ x 13”, printed in five colors on 80 lb. Sappi Flo Dull cover stock and wire bound. Each month