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MBP Presents: 3D TYPOGRAPHY
June 2, 2010
Contact: Adri Cowan
Mark Batty Publisher Presents: 3D TYPOGRAPHY
An astounding international collection of innovative and experimental three-dimensional type
New York, NY –June 2, 2010 – Defying the flat, two-dimensional type we see every day, designers Jeanette Abbink and Emily CM Anderson have compiled a sleek contemporary collection of three-dimensional type, showcasing the work of over 100 international designers, typographers and artists. Like Gutenberg and generations of typeface designers who worked with physically-shaped lead type, the featured artists in 3D Typography return the literal heft to letters.
From type crafted of steel and neon, to carefully-cut live moss, everyday items like buttons and sugar cubes, to giant installments of polythene and paper, the work in 3D Typography serves as a bold reaction to the fact that so much of today’s typography is conceived via screens.
“If you’re anything like us, you may never look at letters in quite the same way – and may even be inspired to undertake a project of your own,” said Abbink and Anderson. “As we learned, potential letterforms are everywhere, just waiting to be cut, carved, knitted, grown, spun, melted, molded, hammered, flown – and otherwise reclaimed.”
Along with a fascinating introduction by renown architecture and design critic Karrie Jacobs and interviews with artists, contributors include Amandine Alessandra, Thorbjørn Ankerstjerne, asa~ama, Autobahn, Huda Abdul Aziz, Andrew Byrom, Rhett Dashwood, Keetra Dean Dixon, Oded Ezer, Hikaru Furuhashi, Anna Garforth, Keith Hancox, HandMadeFont, Fons Hickmann, Karrie Jacobs, Gyöngy Laky, Amitis Pahlevan, Mike Perry, Clotilde Olyff, Miguel Ramirez, Camilo Rojas, Stefan Sagmeister, Dan Tobin Smith, Typeworkshop, Thijs Verbeek, Thomas Voorn and many, many more. For the full list of contributors and to learn more about the book visit the official website, http://3DTypographyBook.com.
Other MBP titles sure to appeal to the typography enthusiast include: ABCing: Seeing the Alphabet Differently; Typography Monographs Vol. 2; Shapes for Sounds; Type, Trends and Fashion: A Study of the Late Twentieth Century Proliferation of Typefaces; Made with FontFont: Type for Independent Minds; While You’re Reading; dot-font: Talking About Fonts; Afrikan Alphabets; Arabic for Designers and Type & Typography.
About Jeanette Abbink & Emily CM Anderson
Jeanette Abbink opened the design studio Rational Beauty in 2008. Prior to opening Rational Beauty, Abbink was the founding creative director of Dwell magazine. She has also served as a designer and art director for numerous magazines, including The New York Times sports magazine Play, as well as American Craft and Martha Stewart Living.
Graphic designer Emily CM Anderson was selected as an Art Directors Club Young Gun 6 in 2008. She has worked for magazines such as Dwell and American Craft, and co-designed the book Brooklyn Modern for Rizzoli.
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By Jeanette Abbink & Emily CM Anderson
Page Count: 224 pages
Size: 8.7 x 11 inches
Publication Date: June 2010
For a review copy, more information, or to schedule an interview with the authors, contact Adri Cowan, +1 347.830.6271, email@example.com.