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Twentieth-Century Type and Beyond

Twentieth-Century Type and Beyond

Twentieth-Century Type and Beyond

$19.95

Blackwell, Lewis 
Laurence King, 2013
SKU 95080

This substantially revised edition of Lewis Blackwell's classic study provides an up-to-date, decade-by-decade analysis of the issues that have shaped the history and development of typographic design.

Subjects include the arrival of mass production, the development of the grid, the arrival of new media forms and the role the launche of the Mac played in fostering a new generation of designers en-franchised by digital technology. Beyond the twentieth century, the digital sphere has grown exponentially, placing typographic decisions in the hands of ever more users of computers, smartphones, e-readers and tablets. Blackwell discusses the strains this has placed on type, the fresh questions it has posed, and the way the forms of letters are evolving in response. Mini edition.

216 pp. / pb / English