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GRAPHIC DESIGN

PUBLISHER
Letterform Archive Books

BOOK FORMAT
Slip, pbk, 2 vols, 8.25 x 11.5 in. / 160 pgs / 200 color / 15 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2024 p. 89   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9798989142316 TRADE
List Price: $60.00 CDN $87.50 GBP £52.00

AVAILABILITY
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WORLD

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE BOOKS

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

1927–1928

Text by Philip B. Meggs, Paul Stirton, Piet Zwart.

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

A graphic design masterpiece held in museum collections worldwide, now recreated in full facsimile

Widely regarded as the most important Dutch designer of the last century, Piet Zwart helped rewrite the rules of modern typography. An autodidactic student of typography and printing, he incorporated elements of fine art and architecture into his graphic design. He often referred to himself as a “typotect”: part typographer, part architect. His best-known work, an 80-page catalog for the electrical cable manufacturer Nederlandse Kabelfabriek Delft (NKF), is a remarkable case study in visual communication, combining razor-sharp photos, playful type compositions, expressive montages and bold fields of color to transform the humble cable into a subject for experimental graphic design.
Received in avant-garde circles as a model of modernist New Typography, the catalog remains a sought-after touchstone of art and design history. This first-ever facsimile of Zwart’s NKF catalog reproduces the complete book with exacting details and in its original format. An accompanying critical supplement includes fascinating essays by design scholars Philip B. Meggs and Paul Stirton, a rich selection of rarely seen projects from Zwart’s decade-long relationship with NKF and a translation of Zwart’s original manifesto.
Piet Zwart (1885–1977) originally trained as an architect at the National School of Applied Arts in Amsterdam. He incorporated aspects of Constructivism and De Stijl into his typographic work for the Nederlandse Kabelfabriek Delft and the Dutch postal service. In 2000 he was posthumously awarded “Designer of the Century” by the Association of Dutch Designers.


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

STATUS: Forthcoming | 9/17/2024

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Gert Dumbar: Maverick Gentleman of Dutch Design

GERT DUMBAR: MAVERICK GENTLEMAN OF DUTCH DESIGN

Valiz

ISBN: 9789493246331
USD $40.00
| CAN $58

Pub Date: 11/26/2024
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Armando Testa

ARMANDO TESTA

Silvana Editoriale

ISBN: 9788836657704
USD $40.00
| CAN $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
| CAN $115 UK £ 65

Pub Date: 11/12/2024
Forthcoming


Type by Roger Excoffon

TYPE BY ROGER EXCOFFON

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9798989142347
USD $50.00
| CAN $71 UK £ 45

Pub Date: 10/15/2024
Forthcoming


Type by Aldo Novarese

TYPE BY ALDO NOVARESE

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9798989142354
USD $50.00
| CAN $71 UK £ 45

Pub Date: 10/15/2024
Forthcoming


Type by Lucian Bernhard

TYPE BY LUCIAN BERNHARD

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9798989142330
USD $50.00
| CAN $71 UK £ 45

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
| CAN $87.5 UK £ 52

Pub Date: 10/1/2024
Forthcoming


Lucian Bernhard

LUCIAN BERNHARD

KANT

ISBN: 9788074374135
USD $75.00
| CAN $115

Pub Date: 9/10/2024
Forthcoming


Propagandopolis

PROPAGANDOPOLIS

FUEL

ISBN: 9781739887858
USD $32.95
| CAN $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
| CAN $87.5 UK £ 52

Pub Date: 9/17/2024
Forthcoming


Factory Photo-Books

FACTORY PHOTO-BOOKS

nai010 publishers

ISBN: 9789056628703
USD $99.00
| CAN $141

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


Audio Erotica

AUDIO EROTICA

FUEL

ISBN: 9781739887810
USD $34.95
| CAN $49.95

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