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GRAPHIC DESIGN

PUBLISHER
Letterform Archive Books

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9 x 11 in. / 496 pgs / 1100 color / 120 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2024 p. 161   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780998318004 TRADE
List Price: $60.00 CAD $87.50 GBP £52.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

TERRITORY
WORLD

THE FALL 2024 ARTBOOK | D.A.P. CATALOG

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Preview our FALL 2024 catalog, featuring more than 500 new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture.
  

LETTERFORM ARCHIVE BOOKS

W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design

Text by Bruce Kennett.

W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design

“A book to spend a year with … Dwiggins did more to promote, diversify, and integrate the graphic, typographic, and printing-arts disciplines than anyone of his generation.” —Steven Heller, design historian

Often credited with inventing the term “graphic design,” W.A. Dwiggins was a quintessential maker—fabricating his own tools and experimenting with design in areas as wide-ranging as stamps, currency, books, kites, marionettes, theatrical sets and lighting. While he began his career in advertising, Dwiggins became a book designer. He also created several typefaces including Electra and Caledonia, which are still used in publishing today. More than any of his contemporaries, Dwiggins united the full range of applied arts into a single profession: designer. Despite this feat, a thorough study of this revolutionary figure has never been published widely in the trade—until now.
At nearly 500 pages and with over 1,000 color illustrations, W.A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design offers an engaging overview of the designer’s wide-ranging creative output and lasting impact on the graphic arts. Filled with colorful book covers and intricate stencil designs, W.A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design is a worthy testament to Dwiggins’ consistent innovation. Designer and author Bruce Kennett’s careful research, warm prose and inclusion of personal accounts from Dwiggins’ friends portray not only a brilliant designer but a truly likable character.
W.A. Dwiggins (1880–1956) studied printing and typography under Frederic Goudy in Chicago. He designed four widely used Linotype faces: Caledonia, Eldorado, Electra and Metro. As a book designer for Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., he designed 329 books, of which 17 were honored by the American Institute of Graphic Arts.


W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design

STATUS: Forthcoming | 10/1/2024

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FORTHCOMING AND NEW: DESIGN AND DECORATIVE ARTS

Gert Dumbar: Maverick Gentleman of Dutch Design

GERT DUMBAR: MAVERICK GENTLEMAN OF DUTCH DESIGN

Valiz

ISBN: 9789493246331
USD $40.00
| CAD $58

Pub Date: 11/26/2024
Forthcoming


Armando Testa

ARMANDO TESTA

Silvana Editoriale

ISBN: 9788836657704
USD $40.00
| CAD $58

Pub Date: 10/15/2024
Forthcoming


Emigre Fonts: Type Specimens 1986–2024

EMIGRE FONTS: TYPE SPECIMENS 1986–2024

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9798989142361
USD $75.00
| CAD $115 UK £ 65

Pub Date: 11/12/2024
Forthcoming


Type by Roger Excoffon

TYPE BY ROGER EXCOFFON

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9798989142347
USD $55.00
| CAD $79 UK £ 50

Pub Date: 10/15/2024
Forthcoming


Type by Aldo Novarese

TYPE BY ALDO NOVARESE

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9798989142354
USD $55.00
| CAD $79 UK £ 50

Pub Date: 10/15/2024
Forthcoming


Type by Lucian Bernhard

TYPE BY LUCIAN BERNHARD

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9798989142330
USD $55.00
| CAD $79 UK £ 50

Pub Date: 10/15/2024
Forthcoming


W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design

W. A. DWIGGINS: A LIFE IN DESIGN

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9780998318004
USD $60.00
| CAD $87.5 UK £ 52

Pub Date: 10/1/2024
Forthcoming


Lucian Bernhard

LUCIAN BERNHARD

KANT

ISBN: 9788074374135
USD $75.00
| CAD $115

Pub Date: 10/22/2024
Forthcoming


Propagandopolis

PROPAGANDOPOLIS

FUEL

ISBN: 9781739887858
USD $32.95
| CAD $47.95

Pub Date: 10/8/2024
Forthcoming


NKF: Piet Zwart’s Avant-Garde Catalog for Standard Cables

NKF: PIET ZWART’S AVANT-GARDE CATALOG FOR STANDARD CABLES

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9798989142316
USD $60.00
| CAD $87.5 UK £ 52

Pub Date: 9/17/2024
Forthcoming


Factory Photo-Books

FACTORY PHOTO-BOOKS

nai010 publishers

ISBN: 9789056628703
USD $99.00
| CAD $141

Pub Date: 3/26/2024
Active | In stock


Audio Erotica

AUDIO EROTICA

FUEL

ISBN: 9781739887810
USD $34.95
| CAD $49.95

Pub Date: 4/16/2024
Active | In stock