The Typographic Universe: Letterforms Found in Nature, the Built World and Human Imagination (Hardback)
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The Typographic Universe: Letterforms Found in Nature, the Built World and Human Imagination (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages
Published: 04/08/2014
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Virtually anything can be used to make original typography: flora, fauna, foodstuffs – even men’s underwear. What’s more, once you start looking, it is impossible not to see letters everywhere, in natural, artificial and urban environments. A celebration of the world of letters, The Typographic Universe features more than 300 examples of unusual letterforms, either created from non-traditional materials or found in unexpected places. From deliberate inventions – aromatic alphabets made of spaghetti, soup or spices, or contorted typefaces styled out of human handprints – to serendipitous and often short-lived discoveries – letters formed by chemtrails in the sky, by negative spaces between trees branches and city buildings, or by cracks in plaster – to fading ‘ghost types’ painted on buildings in a pre-digital age, this typographic scavenger hunt will excite and inspire graphic designers, typographers and anyone who shares the current popular fascination with the wonderful world of typography.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500241455
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 1190 g
Dimensions: 242 x 172 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'This typographic scavenger hunt will excite and inspire graphic designers, typographers and anyone who shares the current popular fascination with the world of typography' - New Design

'Remarkable … witty and innovative' - Another Magazine

'Deeply absorbing, whether read properly or flicked through … playful and highly irresistible' - Design Week

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