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A selection of works with a focus on typography — using text as image, and questioning standard rules of design.
The Floating World
Call Number: Artist Book 0477 OS
Publication Date: 2010-01-31
"Inspired by ancient Japanese ukiyo-e artists and a polymath's myriad references, John Warwicker has for over 10 years been one of the most original thinkers in the design and creative industries. A founding member of Tomato, the innovative London design collective, he established an international reputation in the 1990s and has been formative in shaping popular media. The Floating World: Ukiyo-e is the first monograph on Warwicker's work. Rather than simply collect old work from commercial commissions and personal projects, Warwicker has written and designed an extensive, original book which only occasionally references prior work. He sets out to document his experiences in an authentic voice, mining the themes, ideas, histories, and memories which have informed and influenced him over the past 10 years. The result is a sophisticated and yet elegiac book constructed from his critical writings, photographs, drawings, films, prints, typography, poetry, and prose. Every text page is an original artwork, delicately constructed in layers of typography, and the interwoven illustrations confirm Warwicker as an innovative visual artist."--BOOK JACKET.
F.R. David. The book of intentions
Call Number: Artist Book 0507
Publication Date: 2008
"F.R. David focuses on the 'status' of writing in contemporary art practice"--p.  of cover.
"F.R. David has a composite nature and consists of both commissioned keynote essays and reprinted texts, functioning as a printed receptacle for experiences generated by the programme of de Appel"--P.  of cover.
Evan : a child typeface
Call Number: Artist Book 0717
Publication Date: c2011
"The typeface Evan stemmed from an investigation into common issues that arise when children are developing their handwriting. Each letter sample chosen to inform Evan contained at least one element in its formation that is generally considered to be problematic for writing. Evan is based on lettering by children aged 5-8"--Artist's website.
Call Number: Artist Book 1059
Publication Date: 2014
”Elizabeth Lebon writes poems, prose, concrete poetry, and produces book objects, as well as optical and audio compositions. Poetry typescripts are an important part of the research carried out by this English artist, who writes on her typewriter every day. Most of the poetry tapestries reproduced in this book are related to the perception of shores and oceans: “sey; of the oea; cocklle; like a cockle shell; courage; aeagull; wea wea my my; aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa; mountain ing sea sea sea; pages tothfh bhblel nsnkek ataghgee olofaf tkt eue sgseeeasa; are; sand embers.” All compositions are published for the first time. The title is made with an original label typewritten by the artist, and all copies are numbered and signed.” — publisher's website.
Levels and degrees of light
Call Number: Artist Book 1279
Publication Date: 2014
”What began as a basic exploration in typography slowly transformed into a process of reduction and improvisation. We started by type setting some of our favourite jazz album titles. Then we broke down the letterforms into shapes. We took the shapes and began composing them across spreads. The result is a musically-inspired narrative. One that ebbs and flows from page to page. The subtle tints, lines and textures weave together a story that only the reader may interpret.” - publisher’s website
Two Letter Words
Call Number: Artist Book 1283
Publication Date: 2013
”In a constant effor to reduce and simplify communications to their most basic form, Two Letter Words explores the combination of abstracted geometric letterforms and the resulting works and marks they create.”--Publisher’s website.
I just know that something good is going to happen
Call Number: Artist Book 1288
Publication Date: 2013
”An optimistic collection of eight loose-leaf color posters featuring song lyrics, I Just Know That Something Good Is Going To Happen… features Hundley’s text-based work.”--Exile Book’s website.
Call Number: Artist Book 1600 OS
Publication Date: 2015-10-15
"About Trees is an artist book by Katie Holten. It will be the first book in BDP's new series: Parapoetics - a Literature beyond the Human. Holten has created an alphabet from her tree drawings and made a new typeface called Trees. Registering a crisis of representation, About Trees considers our relationship with language, nature, information, drawing, ecology, memory, systems, and time in the Anthropocene"--Publisher's web site.
Call Number: Artist Book 1675
Publication Date: 2016
"Every key of your keyboard on a page made with my own TypeFace"--Publisher's website.
Risograph printed on 90 grams paper. Spiral bound.
Issued in numbered paper wrapper.
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