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Type Plus

Type Plus

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Title: Type Plus [Unit 17]
Editors: Adrian Shaughnessy & Tony Brook
Design: Spin
Essay: Yves Peters

Edition of 2000
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Reviews

Anybody who doesn’t like this book is blind… Paula Scher

The cover of Unit Editions’ Type Plus highlights the book’s arguments … Type Plus is a follow-up to Unit’s Type Only, a large-format book with posters, flyers, prints, book and magazine covers, illustrations, typefaces, album covers, type-driven photography and even wrapping paper. Sarah Snaith, Eye

The latest publication from Unit Editions Type Plus investigates the practice of combining typography with images to increase effectiveness, potency and visual impact. By focusing on a host of contemporary practitioners from around the world the book creates a picture of a new dynamism in typographic expression. Design Boom

As ever Unit’s team draws on its unparalleled breadth of reference to support the book’s thesis, and there’s work to enjoy from the likes of Kevin Chao and Paula Scher plus studios like Hoax and Ilg/Trüb Grafik. There’s also interviews with Non-Format, TwoPoints.Net and Erik Brandt as well as an introductory essay from leading design critic Yves Peters. Rob Alderson, It’s Nice That

With its cover emblazoned nicely with silver type – cleverly designed by Spin – the book not only displays contemporary design artworks but it also takes an insightful look at all kinds of typographic expression… People of Print

Book

Type Plus investigates the practice of combining typography with images to increase effectiveness, potency and visual impact. Today, graphic designers use type in partnership with graphic elements in ways that turbo charge meaning and impact.

Type plus image – or images – can greatly enhance typographic expression. And letterforms themselves, when redrawn, combined, distorted, or augmented with decorative embellishments, can enhance meaning and lend emotive qualities to all kinds of typographic communication.

By focusing on a host of contemporary practitioners from around the world, Type Plus creates a picture of a new dynamism in typographic expression. The era of type as a passive, semi-invisible holder of meaning is long gone.

Includes interviews with Non-Format, TwoPoints.Net and Erik Brandt.

Specifications

Paperback
Silver ink on cover
216mm×310mm

320 pages
ISBN 978-0-9575114-6-0

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