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Letterform Archive Books

Letterform Archive is a nonprofit center for inspiration, education, publishing and community. Drawing from its collection, Letterform Archive publishes beautiful and useful books for lovers of graphic design and typography.


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Warehouse: 800 338 2665
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Tel: (212) 627-1999
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TITLE ALPHABETICAL INDEX

AMOS PAUL KENNEDY, JR.: CITIZEN PRINTER

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9781736863381
USD $60.00
| CAN $86 UK £ 53

Pub Date: 6/18/2024
Forthcoming


AMOS PAUL KENNEDY, JR.: SISTA SAID

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9798989142309
USD $22.95
| CAN $32.95 UK £ 19.99

Pub Date: 6/18/2024
Forthcoming


BAUHAUS POSTCARDS

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9781736863398
USD $18.95
| CAN $25.95 UK £ 14.5

Pub Date: 2/15/2022
Active | In stock


BAUHAUS TYPOGRAPHY AT 100

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9780998318097
USD $45.00
| CAN $60 UK £ 35

Pub Date: 2/15/2022
Active | In stock


DIE FLäCHE: DESIGN AND LETTERING OF THE VIENNA SECESSION, 1902–1911

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9781736863312
USD $75.00
| CAN $102 UK £ 60

Pub Date: 10/3/2023
Active | In stock


GROWING UP IN ALPHABET CITY: THE UNEXPECTED LETTERFORM ART OF MICHAEL DORET

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9781736863329
USD $60.00
| CAN $87 UK £ 54

Pub Date: 7/2/2024
Forthcoming


JACK STAUFFACHER: THE ART OF WOOD TYPE

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9781736863367
USD $19.95
| CAN $28.95 UK £ 17.99

Pub Date: 3/19/2024
Active | In stock


LETTER LOVE: 40 POSTCARDS FROM THE COLLECTION OF LETTERFORM ARCHIVE

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9781736863350
USD $25.00
| CAN $37.5 UK £ 22

Pub Date: 5/14/2024
Forthcoming


ONLY ON SATURDAY: THE WOOD TYPE PRINTS OF JACK STAUFFACHER

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9780998318066
USD $70.00
| CAN $95 UK £ 68

Pub Date: 7/18/2023
Active | In stock


STRIKETHROUGH: TYPOGRAPHIC MESSAGES OF PROTEST

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9781736863305
USD $45.00
| CAN $60 UK £ 37.5

Pub Date: 10/18/2022
Active | In stock


THE COMPLETE COMMERCIAL ARTIST: MAKING MODERN DESIGN IN JAPAN, 1928–1930

Letterform Archive Books

ISBN: 9781736863343
USD $60.00
| CAN $87 UK £ 54

Pub Date: 3/12/2024
Active | In stock


NEW PUBLICATION

Jack Stauffacher: The Art of Wood Type



San Francisco–based printer Jack Stauffacher’s (1920–2017) bold experiments in letterpress expanded the ideas of wood type’s formal possibilities. Born in San Mateo, California, Stauffacher began his study of printing at the age of 16 and went on to design and print outstanding books for 80 years. He was the owner and operator of Greenwood Press, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. After receiving a box of discarded wood type in 1966, Stauffacher began playing with the mismatched letterforms as a break from his daily work. His resulting typographic experiments, often featuring bold layers of letters in black, bright blue . . . .go to book page >>

Jack Stauffacher: The Art of Wood Type

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Jack Stauffacher: The Art of Wood Type
LETTERFORM ARCHIVE BOOKS

Boxed, 4 x 5.5 in. / 20 color notecards. | 3/19/2024 | In stock  |   US $19.95


FORTHCOMING

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.: Sista Said

Edited by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.

This freshly commissioned set of postcards from the Detroit-based letterpress printer Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. (born 1948) highlights the voices of women of color in the Black arts and social justice movements, including Sojourner Truth, Audre Lorde, Coretta Scott King, Octavia Butler, Rosa Parks and others. Sista Said features 40 postcards with 20 inspiring quotes in a keepsake box.



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Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.: Sista Said

STATUS: Forthcoming | 6/18/2024

This title is not yet published in the U.S. To pre-order or receive notice when the book is available, please email orders @ artbook.com

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.: Sista Said
LETTERFORM ARCHIVE BOOKS

Boxed, 8.25 x 6.25 in. / 40 cards / 40 color. | 6/18/2024 | Awaiting stock  |   US $22.95


FORTHCOMING

Letter Love: 40 Postcards from the Collection of Letterform Archive



San Francisco museum Letterform Archive boasts a curated collection of over 100,000 items related to lettering, typography, calligraphy and graphic design that spans the history of the written and printed word. Letter Love shares the collection with a full alphabet sourced from across its holdings, plus 10 numerals and four punctuation marks. Each postcard features a scene-stealing character by design favorites including Saul Bass, Seymour Chwast, Hansje van Halem, Imre Reiner, Jean Midolle, Takenobu Igarashi and Hermann Zapf. Printed with metallic ink and presented in a unique perforated booklet, the postcards tear off to reveal an illustrated catalog that shares . . . .go to book page >>

Letter Love: 40 Postcards from the Collection of Letterform Archive

STATUS: Forthcoming | 5/14/2024

This title is not yet published in the U.S. To pre-order or receive notice when the book is available, please email orders @ artbook.com

Letter Love: 40 Postcards from the Collection of Letterform Archive
LETTERFORM ARCHIVE BOOKS

Pbk, 9.25 x 4.25 in. / 80 pgs / 40 color / 40 metallic. | 5/14/2024 | Awaiting stock  |   US $25.00


FORTHCOMING

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.: Citizen Printer

Edited by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. Foreword by Austin Kleon. Text by Myron Beasley, Kelly Walters.

Detroit-based letterpress printer Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. is celebrated for his type-driven messages of social justice and Black power, emblazoned in rhythmically layered and boldly inked posters made for the masses. Citizen Printer tells Kennedy’s inspiring story and contextualizes his important work—and offers readers tools for lifting their voices, too. A vital monograph on a trailblazing contemporary Black artist, Citizen Printer features 500 reproductions representing the breadth of Kennedy’s posters and prints, plus original portraiture of the artist at work, a powerful artist statement and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Austin Kleon, all presented in a dynamic . . . .go to book page >>

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.: Citizen Printer

STATUS: Forthcoming | 6/18/2024

This title is not yet published in the U.S. To pre-order or receive notice when the book is available, please email orders @ artbook.com

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.: Citizen Printer
LETTERFORM ARCHIVE BOOKS

Hbk, 9 x 12 in. / 276 pgs / 500 color. | 6/18/2024 | Awaiting stock  |   US $60.00


FORTHCOMING

Growing Up in Alphabet City: The Unexpected Letterform Art of Michael Doret

Edited by Norman Hathaway. Foreword by Nick Sherman. Text by Michael Doret.

In this vivid and humorous monograph-meets-memoir, Los Angeles–based lettering supremo Michael Doret shares his top-secret tricks for making mere words into iconic words-as-images for clients such as Disney, Pixar, Time, Kiss, the Knicks and more. With more than 700 images, Alphabet City traces Doret’s influences from 1950s Brooklyn to 2000s LA, showcasing his clever logo, signage and poster projects along the way. It also presents and preserves the pre-digital process of custom lettering—from initial pencil sketches to printer mechanicals to final art (plus some spurned client proposals for good measure!).
With original photo tutorials that teach all the classic lettering tricks, . . . .go to book page >>

Growing Up in Alphabet City: The Unexpected Letterform Art of Michael Doret

STATUS: Forthcoming | 7/2/2024

This title is not yet published in the U.S. To pre-order or receive notice when the book is available, please email orders @ artbook.com

Growing Up in Alphabet City: The Unexpected Letterform Art of Michael Doret
LETTERFORM ARCHIVE BOOKS

Hbk, 10 x 10.75 in. / 328 pgs / 500 color / 200 bw. | 7/2/2024 | Awaiting stock  |   US $60.00


Letterform Archive Books Active Backlist Titles

Bauhaus Postcards
Bauhaus Postcards
LETTERFORM ARCHIVE BOOKS

Boxed, 5 x 7 in. / 60 postcards / 60 color. | 2/15/2022 | In stock  |   US $18.95


Bauhaus Typography at 100
Bauhaus Typography at 100
LETTERFORM ARCHIVE BOOKS

Hbk, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 280 pgs / 450 color / 25 bw. | 2/15/2022 | In stock  |   US $45.00


Die Fläche: Design and Lettering of the Vienna Secession, 1902–1911
Die Fläche: Design and Lettering of the Vienna Secession, 1902–1911
LETTERFORM ARCHIVE BOOKS

Hbk, 8.75 x 13.25 in. / 344 pgs / 400 color / 25 bw. | 10/3/2023 | In stock  |   US $75.00


Only on Saturday: The Wood Type Prints of Jack Stauffacher
Only on Saturday: The Wood Type Prints of Jack Stauffacher
LETTERFORM ARCHIVE BOOKS

Hbk, 10 x 14 in. / 224 pgs / 425 color / 40 bw. | 7/18/2023 | In stock  |   US $70.00


Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest
Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest
LETTERFORM ARCHIVE BOOKS

Hbk, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 280 pgs / 500 color. | 10/18/2022 | In stock  |   US $45.00


The Complete Commercial Artist: Making Modern Design in Japan, 1928–1930
The Complete Commercial Artist: Making Modern Design in Japan, 1928–1930
LETTERFORM ARCHIVE BOOKS

Pbk, 7.5 x 10.5 in. / 432 pgs / 300 color / 50 bw. | 3/12/2024 | In stock  |   US $60.00