Alphabets & Signs

Julian Rothenstein, Mel Gooding


     11.75 × 8.25 in (29.8 × 21.0 cm)
320 pages
260 color illustrations, 60 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 4/3/2018
Rights: NA
ISBN: 9781616897079

Now in its fourth iteration, revised and dramatically expanded with over 100 new pages, Julian Rothenstein's classic compendium, A2Z remains the ultimate source for unusual, inventive fonts not found anywhere else: the "Tippler" alphabet created from an elegant, drunk man's meanderings, one based on ink spots, and another derived from an avant-garde Czech ballet. Eye test charts assert their modernist merit, and a Russian graphic simplifies the connection between agriculture and industry in elegant Constructivist type. Culled from books, advertisements, packaging, posters, and technical manuals from around the world, this off-beat collection is the perfect inspiration for designers, history buffs and anyone else interested in remarkable typefaces, symbols, and patterns.

Julian Rothenstein is the publisher of Redstone Press, an editor, and designer. His prior books include Psychobook and The Blind Photographer. He lives in London, England.

Art critic, writer, and curator Mel Gooding lives in London.

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