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Architectural Signing and Graphics

Architectural Signing and Graphics

by Follis, John and Hammer, Dave

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New York: Whitney Library of Design (an imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications), 1988. Book. Good. Soft cover. First paperback edition. Condition Good, with general light shelfwear to covers, sunning to spine (so that title is faded), and a small area to top left corner of front cover where a couple of the first letters of the title are also faded. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 232pp. 24 colour and 250 b/w illustrations. In this book all phases of the process of designing a signing and graphics system are described in detail, including project analysis and planning, design, bidding and documentation, construction engineering, installation and supervision..
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Ark - The Journal of the Royal College of Art - Eleven issues (3,5,6,7,8,9,10,13,15,16,18)
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Ark - The Journal of the Royal College of Art - Eleven issues (3,5,6,7,8,9,10,13,15,16,18)

by Various

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London: The Royal College of Art, 1951. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Published at various dates between 1951 and 1956. Softcover. Condition: All issues are in very good condition with just a hint of shelfwear except Issue no.18 which has slightly more shelfwear and some light soiling to covers. Issue no.18 is also in a different format (27x22cm), all the other issues measure 17.5 x 23.5cm. Issue numbers 10 and 13 contain images and text by Len Deighton. Also loosely inserted in no.10 is the rare "dove" supplement, the first known item of published work by Len Deighton..
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Asymmetric Typography
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Asymmetric Typography

by Tschichold, Jan

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London/Toronto: Faber and Faber Limited in co-operation with Cooper & Beatty Ltd., 1967. Book. Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Black cloth with title in silver on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. No inscriptions. Some light foxing to textblock edges. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Fair, the title on the spine has been bleached out by the sun. Generally shelfworn with a couple of small repaired tears, some light soiling and foxing and a scratchmark across the word asymmetric on the front cover of the jacket. Not price-clipped. 94pp. Several colour and b/w illustrations. This book is the first English translation (translated by Ruari Maclean) of Jan Tschichold's book first published in Switzerland in 1935. Tschichold discusses in detail the application of asymmetric design to different printing methods such as gravure, offset and letterpress. In addition, there are also detailed chapters on typographic refinements concerning type setting, grouping, line endings,… Read More
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Bauer Beton
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Bauer Beton

by Reiner, Imre et al.

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Frankfurt am Main/New York: Bauer Type Foundry, 1931. Book. Good. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Undated, but c.1931 according to a Kodak competition page to rear (see image). Card covers. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers, including a 3 inch split to covers at base of spine. The catalogue is stapled, and the three staples are beginning to rust, with some separation of the pages to the base at the rear of the catalogue. No inscriptions. Unpaginated. Many period advertisements. A Soldans label is fixed to the inside of the front cover. Soldans were Bauer's London agents, and represented several of the German type foundries in the UK at the time. This type specimen catalogue was designed by Imre Reiner (1900-1987) and features the five weights of the Bauer Beton typeface which was designed by Heinrich Jost (1889-1948). The foreword states: "The artist Heinrich Jost was guided in his work by the idea of creating a letter which is of general use and lasting value, a letter… Read More
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Blueprint, April 1988, Number 46

by Sudjic, Deyan (ed.)

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London: Peter Murray, 1988. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Paper-covered stapled magazine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear and a small one inch vertical tear to the top left edge of the front cover. 82pp. This iconic issue of Blueprint includes articles on the visual language of Neville Brody and the state of British graphics at the time of publication, including Rick Poynor talking to designers "making a mark" such as Martin Lambie-Nairn of Robinson Lambie-Nairn and Malcolm Garrett of Assorted Images.
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Book Design

by Trevitt, John

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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980. Book. Good. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 34pp. A small, but thorough guide to the entire process of book design, from author to publisher to printer. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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British Design and Art Direction 1984: The 22nd Annual of the best British Advertising, Graphics, Television and Editorial Design

by Booth-Clibborn, Edward (ed.)

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Basle: Polygon Editions SARL, 1984. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Black hardcover with title in silver on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 416pp. Many b/w and occasional colour illustrations. Design and Art Direction (D&AD) 1984 contains the best of British art direction, design, copywriting, illustration, photography, film and radio direction of the previous year. The work was chosen from thousands of entries by seventeen juries comprising men and women prominent in their fields..
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The Colophon Part Eight (A Book Collectors Quarterly)

by Adler, Elmer (ed.)

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New York: The Colophon Ltd., 1931. Book. Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Paper covered boards. Condition: Good, with general shelfwear and light sunning and soiling to covers, more so to rear cover. Binding sound, no inscriptions. One of an edition of three thousand copies. As well as essays on subjects such as four centuries of book titles, modern firsts and the bookseller, Benjamin Gomez, It includes a signed lithograph entitled "Gardenia" by Victoria Hutson dated 1931. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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Contemporary Danish Book Art
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Contemporary Danish Book Art

by Villadsen, Villads (foreword)

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New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J Watson Library, 1986. Book. Good. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 44pp. Several colour plates. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of work by three prominent Danish specialists in the field of book design, the illustrator Helge Ernest, the printer Poul Kristensen and the bookbinder Ole Olsen, held at the Thomas J Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art from September 30 to October 31, 1986..
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DD casebook 2: The Spirit of a Trademark/Et bomaerke for HT

DD casebook 2: The Spirit of a Trademark/Et bomaerke for HT

by Davidsen, Erik (foreword)

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Danish Design Council (Dansk Designrad), 1985. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. NB: Dual text in Danish and English. Yellow hardcover with title printed in black on clear acetate dustjacket. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good with general light shelfwear and a very small tear to top of front of jacket. 120pp. Many colour illustrations. This book presents some 300 of the 2,222 proposals submitted for the design competition for a new trademark for HT, The Copenhagen Region Transport Co. It also includes a presentation of how the trademark will be implemented by HT. The book can be read both as a case history, and as a practical introduction to the design and use of trade marks. Scarce..
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Design and Art Direction '78 - The 16th Annual of British Graphics Advertising, Television...

Design and Art Direction '78 - The 16th Annual of British Graphics Advertising, Television and Editorial Design

by Booth-Clibborn, Edward (ed.)

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London: The Designers and Art Directors Association of London, 1978. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound. Previous owners name on reverse of half-title. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 411pp. plus 3pp. index. Many b/w and a few colour illustrations. This handbook of British creative talent for 1978 contains the best of British art direction, copy writing, illustration, photography, film and radio direction in the previous year..
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Designing Programmes
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Designing Programmes

by Gerstner, Karl

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London: Alec Tiranti, 1968. Book. Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Enlarged new edition. English text. Cream hardcover with title in black on spine and front cover. Condition: Good, with a small mark to inner edge of front endpaper. No inscriptions. Some foxing to half-title, rear endpapers and last page. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally lightly sunned, lightly shelfworn and lightly soiled. Small water splashmark to lower right corner of front cover of jacket, not affecting book underneath in any way. Loosely inserted inside the rear cover is a promotional fold-out leaflet advertising a "Variable Picture Comprising 31 Bars" by Karl Gerstner. 112pp. Four colour and many b/w illustrations. Originally published in 1964, thiis book contains a compilation of four theoretical publications by the Swiss designer Karl Gerstner (1930-2017) the titles of the essays are as follows: Programme as Typeface, Programme as Typography, Programme as Picture and Programme as Method..
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From the Palestine Diary of Eric Gill
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From the Palestine Diary of Eric Gill

by Gill, Eric

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London: The Harvill Press (Printed by Hague & Gill at Piggotts, High Wycombe), 1949. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. Bound by Sangorski in quarter black morocco and pre-war decorated boards (gilt and black on light blue). This book is one of a very few copies from an aborted edition of Gill's Jerusalem (Palestine) diary.The text of this version is set in Joanna and Joanna italic and is printed on pale blue Arnold hand-made paper. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear and sunning to cover edges.Two variant title pages (see images) are also bound in to rear. 70pp. (last page unnumbered). No illustrations. The book is recorded in Eric Gill by Evan Gill, 2nd ed. revised by Corey & Mackenzie, 54a).
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From the Jerusalem Diary of Eric Gill

From the Jerusalem Diary of Eric Gill

by Gill, Eric

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London: The Printing Office of Linotype & Machinery, 1953. Book. Good. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall. Buff paper-covered boards with title in black on front cover. Orange-brown cloth spine. Condition: Good. Foxing to endpapers and sporadically throughout book. Previous owners name in pencil on front endpaper. Binding cracked internally in one place. One of a limited edition of 300 copies, this is no.270. 59pp. Edited by Gill's wife Mary, this book contains extracts from the diary Eric Gill sent his wife on his way to Palestine, giving his impressions of the Holy Land. He regarded his journey as much a pilgrimage as to a place where he had been commissioned by Austen Harrison to carry out some work. 10 b/w photographic illustrations of carvings made by Eric Gill c.1934 around the courtyard of the Rockefeller museum in Jerusalem, which opened to the public in 1938.. They present the various civiliszations which formed the cultures of the land of Palestine..
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Graphic Design in Germany 1890-1945

Graphic Design in Germany 1890-1945

by Aynsley, Jeremy

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Berkeley and Los Angeles, California/London: University of California Press/Thames and Hudson, 2000. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Grey hardcover with title in white on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear, including a small tear to top of rear of jacket and light sunning to spine and immediate surrounding area of front cover of jacket. 240pp. 253 illustrations, 152 in colour. This book was produced to accompany the exhibition "Print, Power and Persuasion: Graphic Design in Germany 190-1945" held at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University from 27 September 2000 to 29 April 2001..
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Graphic Design No.7, April 1962
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Graphic Design No.7, April 1962

by Katzumie, Masaru

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Tokyo, Japan: Diamond Publishing Co.Ltd., 1962. Book. Good. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Softcover. NB: Text is in Japanese throughout with some occasional text and captions in English. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers, including some light sunning to corner of lower right front cover. The word "gift" can faintly be seen on the lower left corner of the rear cover. 86pp. plus adverts. Many colour and b/w illustrations. The art director of the magazine is Hiromu Hara. The magazine includes articles on the design policy of IBM, four young graphic designers including Tanaka Ikko and the packaging design of Shuetsu. Scarce..
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Graphis Packaging 3 - An International Survey of Packaging Design
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Graphis Packaging 3 - An International Survey of Packaging Design

by Herdeg, Walter (ed.)

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Zurich, Switzerland: The Graphis Press, 1977. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Text is trilingual in English, French and German. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Small nick to rear cover Previous owners name on front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear a small repaired vertical tear to top of rear of jacket and a nick and scratch to rear of jacket see image) which corresponds to the nick to the rear cover. Binding sound. 251pp. Many b/w and colour illustrations. This book illustrates and describes the best work in packaging design created in the 7 years prior to publication..
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Image and Word - The Julian Francis Collection of Prints and Illustrated Books
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Image and Word - The Julian Francis Collection of Prints and Illustrated Books

by Brett, Simon (intro.)

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Walterstone, Hereford: Monnow Valley Arts, 2015. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. Third edition. Softcover. Condition: Fine, no inscriptions. 68pp. Many colour illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the touring exhibtion of prints and illustrated books from the extensive collection of Julian Francis organised by Monnow Valley Arts. The catalogue includes images of works by George Mackley, Blair Hughes-Stanton, Gertrude Hermes and Robert Gibbings, amongst many others..
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Industrial Design
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Industrial Design

by Loewy, Raymond

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London and Boston: Faber and Faber Ltd., 1979. Book. Fair. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Red hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair to good, with light shelfwear to covers. No inscriptions. A section of four pages 149-152 (two pages double-sided) is loose. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with some chips and tears and sunning to spine. 250pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. Good working/reference copy..
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La Troupe des Bons Enfans Assembles A L'Hotel des Ragouts

by Cox, Edwin Marion (preface)

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London: The Chiswick Press, 1931. Book. Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Title page states "reprinted from the very rare original edition". Grey paper covered boards with blue buckram spine. Title in black on white paper label on front cover. Original glassine dustjacket. Condition: Good with very light shelfwear to covers and very light sunning to cover edges. Light foxing to endpapers. Inscribed on the front endpaper to a previous owner by Marjorie Cox (wife of Edwin?). 18pp. One of a limited edition of 150 copies, and signed by Edwin Marion Cox, this is no.94..
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