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About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets

This book, a companion volume to the Typophile Chapbook About Alphabets (1960, updated 1970), describes Zapf's post-1970 type designs and provides new research on many of the earlier types. In this volume, Jerry Kelly describes the origins and history of numerous Hermann Zapf typefaces including Marconi, ITC Zapf International, Linotype Zapfino, and Zapf Civilité. Kelly also includes new information on the Palatino nova and Optima nova families.


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Colleagues
Colleagues
Colleagues
Colleagues
Colleagues

Using ground-breaking advances in printing technology and a bold approach to graphic design, the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press presents Colleagues, a visually stunning collection of portraits by John Retallack with a companion poem, “Enter the Eyes” by Anne C. Coon. The interplay of images and words, introduced by a conversation between Retallack and Coon, challenges the viewer’s understanding of the art, aesthetics, and dynamics of portraiture.


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Lucretius: His Continuing Influence and Contemporary Relevance

Lucretius (c. 99 BCE?c. 55 BCE) is the author of De Rerum Natura, a work which tries to explain and expound the doctrines of the earlier Greek philosopher Epicurus. The Epicurean view of the world is that it is composed entirely of atoms moving about in infinite space.


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The Book Jackets of Ismar David
The Book Jackets of Ismar David
The Book Jackets of Ismar David
The Book Jackets of Ismar David

This book rediscovers an important contribution to a popular field of graphic design and suggests that Ismar David's calligraphic book jackets present a viable alternative to the current design approach.


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The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century

Throughout the twentieth century, modern design theories in combination with newer printing technologies offered book designers far more options than were previously available to them. Utilizing these resources, some skillful artisans produced stunning designs in period style, arranging modern re-cuttings of early type designs with historical decoration that resulted in the creation of truly beautiful books; while others preferred a more contemporary aesthetic, building upon earlier principles in a fresh, novel manner.


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Zapf Exhibition: The Calligraphy of Hermann & Gudrun Zapf
Zapf Exhibition: The Calligraphy of Hermann & Gudrun Zapf
Zapf Exhibition: The Calligraphy of Hermann & Gudrun Zapf
Zapf Exhibition: The Calligraphy of Hermann & Gudrun Zapf
Zapf Exhibition: The Calligraphy of Hermann & Gudrun Zapf
Zapf Exhibition: The Calligraphy of Hermann & Gudrun Zapf

This elegantly produced exhibition catalog presents their letter-art from Pen & Graver (1939-41) to designs for digital versions of Diotima (2008); pieces done with broad edge pen as well as ballpoint pen alphabets; manuscript books and book design for print; screen-printed and one-off works; and sketches, specimen sheets, and proofs for metal and digital typefaces (Diotima, Colombine, Optima, and Zapfino). English text. Some introductory text also in Japanese. 


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Tips for Communicating with People who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing
Tips for Communicating with People who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing

This brochure contains information on how to communicate with deaf and hard-of-hearing people in a variety of situations. The publication is designed for people who have little or no knowledge of deafness. Tips for communicating one-to-one, in groups and in work situations are included. Strategies for communicating in writing, on the telephone, through an interpreter and with visual cues are also described.

The brochure contains a vocabulary section that provides a list of terms commonly associated with deafness.

 


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The Bentons

The ease with which we can choose a typeface today from a plethora of options to fit a particular need is something we may take for granted, but it is possible only because of the tremendous amount of labor and ingenuity that came before. The story of the lives and work of Linn Boyd Benton and Morris Fuller Benton is an important chapter in the history of type, recalling a time in American history when men quietly worked at developing and improving mechanical technologies that they thought would continue evolving incrementally into the future.

Foreword by Matthew Carter.


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The Life and Letters of Kate Gleason (Hardcover)

Susan B. Anthony called her the ideal business woman of whom she had dreamed fifty years earlier. Playwright Eugene O’Neill saw her as the symbol of greed and emasculating ambition. Kate Gleason, groundbreaking nineteenth-century industrialist, mechanical engineer, and real estate developer, was her own best invention. The truth of her dynamic life, in all of its complexity, is revealed in Janis Gleason’s biography of this legendary American woman.

 

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The Life and Letters of Kate Gleason (Softcover)

Susan B. Anthony called her the ideal business woman of whom she had dreamed fifty years earlier. Playwright Eugene O’Neill saw her as the symbol of greed and emasculating ambition. Kate Gleason, groundbreaking nineteenth-century industrialist, mechanical engineer, and real estate developer, was her own best invention. The truth of her dynamic life, in all of its complexity, is revealed in Janis Gleason’s biography of this legendary American woman.

 

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