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Printed Matter / Drukwerk
Jaap van Triest, Robin Kinross, Jaap van Triest

ISBN 9780907259411
Publication date 01/21/2011
6.7 x 23 inches (17.0 x 58.4 cm), Paperback
208 pages, 850+ color illustrations
Rights: North and South America only; Carton qty: 20;
Imprint: Hyphen Press

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Upon its publication in 1996, Printed Matter became an instant classic in the world of design publishing. This beautifully designed visual survey of the career of Dutch graphic designer Karel Martens is a tactile distillation of Martens' unique and personal approach to design. Projects--ranging from postage stamps to books to signs on buildings--are arranged in layouts that fully explore the print process. The first edition of Printed Matter quickly sold out along with a second edition published in 2001, and both have become valuable collectors' items. This third and final edition includes a new interview with Martens and brings the survey of his work to 2010, marking fifty years of practice.

Robin Kinross is proprietor of Hyphen Press. After graduating (1975) and postgraduating (1979) from the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, he began to do "editorial typography" (editing and design in one process) as well as write about typography. In 1980, while still living in Reading, he re-edited and re-published Norman Potter's What is a designer? as the first book under the imprint of Hyphen Press. In 1982 he moved to London, did behind-the-scenes work for Pluto Press's political atlases and began to write journalism, especially for the magazine Blueprint in its golden period of the late 1980s. When his book Modern typography came out in 1992, this signalled the start of Hyphen Press as the full-time occupation that it is now. Impatient with authors slow to complete promised works, he resorted to publishing his own words again in the book Unjustified texts (2002). Other books to which he has contributed include Otto Neurath's Gesammelte bildpedagogische Schriften (1991) and Jan Tschichold's The New Typography (1995).

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