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B4055. William Addison Dwiggins: Stencilled Ornament and Illustration
B4055. William Addison Dwiggins: Stencilled Ornament and Illustration Expanded Edition by Dorothy Abbe and Bruce Kennett. 2015. 112pp. 6.75"x9". Paper.

A classic from the man who coined the term graphic design - There has never been anyone in the design world like William Addison Dwiggins (1880-1956). The first American to call himself a graphic designer, he applied his prodigious talents in the fields of typography, calligraphy, illustration, and even puppeteering - a more fitting title might have been Renaissance man. He is best known for his book designs, which combine his expertise in calligraphy, use of stencils, and typography. Very little has been published on Dwiggins, until now. The first of several planned volumes on his incredible legacy, this reprint of Stencilled Ornament & Illustration includes the original book, hand-set in an experimental Linotype face he designed, along with stencils and plates illustrating a dizzying array of graphical elements. A new introduction by Bruce Kennett shows how Dwiggins used ornaments, rules, and other elements in his final book and jacket designs. Originally published in a letterpress edition of 120 copies, this important book introduces the unique genius of Dwiggins to a broader audience. 144 illustrations, 24 in color.




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B4088. Alphatangle, Expanded Workbook Edition
B4088. Alphatangle, Expanded Workbook Edition by Sandy Steen Bartholomew. 2016. 8.5" x 11". 80pp. 8.5" x 11". Paper

This indispensible guide to tangled lettering will get you started in a relaxing, confidence-boosting, and totally addictive art form. Packed with patterns, practice exercises, and a charmingly tangled alphabet, AlphaTangle, Expanded Workbook Edition is the perfect addition to any letter-lover's library.




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B4069. Bind, Alter, Fold: Artist Books / Stablein
B4069. Bind, Alter, Fold: Artist Books by Marilyn Stablein. 2015. 90pp. 8"x8". Paper.

This catalog of Stablein's book art presents 38 works through full-color, full-page photos. The books use a variety of handmade and decorative papers, unusual materials, and a variety of binding structures, such as carousel book, flag book, and piano hinge. The books are divided into categories, including visual and travel journals, altered books, and book art objects. Marilyn Stablein's award-winning artist's books are in both private and public collections. In addition, her books have appeared in the pages of Bound & Lettered, have been exhibited across the US, and are featured in 1,000 Artist Books and 500 Artist Books. 77 color photos.

"This collection of Marilyn Stablein's artist's books is a gem. Warm and witty, personal and political, her book creations are all rich in color, form, and texture. Each one shows us the depth of her vision." -- Judith Golden



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B4104. De Collectie / Broes
B4104. De Collectie: Letters, Tekens, Symbolen by Jan Broes. 2015. 168pp. 9.5"x11". Hardcover

Filled with calligraphic works, most full-page or nearly so, with many large details. Features works on paper and works cut in stone by European lettering artists, including multiple works by Werner Schneider, Elmo van Slingerland, Jean-Claude Lamborot, Hans Schmidt, and Heinz Schumann, as well as work by John Stevens. Text is in Dutch, French, & German.

Designed by Elmo van Slingerland.



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B4103. Signs of Italy / Clough
B4103. Signs of Italy: Outdoor Lettering Up and Down the Boot by James Clough. 2015. 248pp, 12"x8.5". Hardcover

Before typefaces and fonts dominated the scene, there was no standardization in Italy of letterforms for commercial signs, and there were no printed manuals for signwriters. This detachment from standard models and the craftsmanship and creativity of the signmakers and designers are what make Italian signs so extraordinary, and provides such a variety of original letterforms. Whimsical, intuitive, humorous, improvised, and elegant: Italian signs are a mirror of Italian society. From the ornate Tuscan style of the 19th century to the eccentric letters of Art Nouveau, from the grandiose architectural lettering of the 1930s to the exquisite surviving examples of the old signwriters, from fascist ghost signs to lettering on manhole covers, the book takes you on a fascinating lettering tour of Italy. Over 300 full-color photographs.




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B4107. Buchstäblich: Hans Schmidt
B4107. Buchstäblich: Hans Schmidt, Arbeiten von (Work from) 1992-1998. 1998. 34pp. 8.25"x10.25". Paper

Displays 28 letterworks, both on paper and sculptural. Includes introduction by Javis Lauva. The title is, perhaps, a play on words: Buchstäblich is the German word for “literally” and Buchstaben is German for “letters,” hence “literally letters,” an apt description of Schmit’s art. Text in German.



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B4108. Hans Schmidt: Arbeiten 1998-2001
B4108. Hans Schmidt: Arbeiten (Work) 1998-2001. 40pp. 8.25"x10.25". Paper

Displays 32 letterworks, both on paper and sculptural. Includes brief artist’s statement (Selbstgesprach) and bio. Text in German.




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B4109. Hans Schmidt: Vom Linearen zum voluminösen
B4109. Hans Schmidt: Vom Linearen zum voluminösen (from linear to voluminous). 48pp. 8.25"x10.25". 2008. Paper

Displays around 50 pieces, including woodcuts and other works on paper; books; and relief works, sculptural works in metal, wood, and ceramics. Covers work from 1992 to 2007. Introduction by Stefan Soltek and a brief bio of Schmidt. Text in German




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B4124. Snail Mail: Rediscovering the Art & Craft of Handmade Correspondence
B4124. Snail Mail: Rediscovering the Art & Craft of Handmade Correspondence by Michelle Mackintosh. 2015. 224pp. 6.5"x9". Hardcover.

Snail Mail reintroduces the lost pleasure and art of personal correspondence, beautiful presentation, and manners to today’s world of instant communication. It aims to bring back handwritten communication in one beautifully illustrated and perfectly proper little package. Inspired by Japanese stationery and letter-writing culture, Michelle Mackintosh introduces the reader to the charm of the handwritten letter, personalized packages, and handcrafted stationery. Beautifully illustrated and complete with cutout postcard designs, papercraft, and rubber stamp templates, Snail Mail is full of equally useful and whimsical advice, like how to say "thank you" in a letter and other old-school etiquette; how to take time and reflect on your life through writing; how to improve and celebrate your own handwriting; how to make your own paper; how to romance someone the old-school way; how to make pen friends and DIY beautiful invitations for any occasion. It’s time to take back the written word!




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B4141. Classic Book Jackets: The Design Legacy of George Salter/Hansen
B4141. Classic Book Jackets: The Design Legacy of George Salter by Thomas Hansen. 2004. 200pp. 8.2"x9.8". Paper


It's said that you can't judge a book by its cover. George Salter, a legendary figure in the field of book design, never subscribed to this belief. For more than forty years, his beautifully drawn and lettered covers served as elegant windows onto the works of such revered authors as Albert Camus, John Dos Passos, Jack London, and Thomas Mann. Salter had the rare ability to reduce the illustrated dust-jacket -- a new part of the book package -- to its essential elements. He could visually evoke -- with typography, calligraphy, and pictorial imagery -- the contents of any given book.




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