Modern Pioneers in Typography and Design


In the early 1900s, good typefaces were scarce, books poorly crafted and tasteless, and type design a dead end. Formal handwriting was disconnected from origins of broad-edged pens and brushes, tools that had shaped Roman letterforms for 2,000 years. Then four pioneers of design and typography created new modern typefaces, fresh interest in letterforms, and laid the foundations of modernism. This book traces the far-reaching influence of these artists in Europe and the U.S., providing discoveries and insights into the historical achievements in graphic design and typography. As Matthew Carter blurbs on the back, “[t]he next best thing to having taken a class from Edward Johnston, Anna Simons, Rudolf von Larisch, and F.H. Ehmcke would be to read this inspiring book and revel in its beautiful illustrations.” Inge has been working on this for ages and it’s totally been worth the wait.

  • Author: Inge Druckrey
  • Size: 8.5 × 11 inches
  • Pages: 196
  • Binding: Softcover
  • Publisher: Graphics Press, 2024