Massin and Books: Typography at Play
Graphic designer, typographer, journalist, editor, and author of numerous works, Massin is an unavoidable figure in the graphic arena of the second half of the 20th century.
Spanning the full diversity of Massin's works, this catalogue reproduces a selection of the key creations in his career, from book club volumes to the inception of books composed entirely with expressive typography, or the graphic design of whole collections for a leading Parisian publisher. Outside international movements and away from established models, Massin belongs within a very special realm of French design and draws on a panoply of means to shape his creation: a highly eclectic repertory of typographic letterforms, juxtaposed styles, play on scale, unexpected and vintage materials, photographic deformation, and more.
Contents include a foreword by Steven Heller, and the texts The sense of sight: ?Massin is the Message? by Roxane Jubert and Massin, the expressive typographer by Margo Rouard-Snowman. Chapters include the following... Massin and books: typography at play, Biographical landmarks, Childhood, Covers and design, Book Club editions: typography and writing, Book Club editions: decorative motifs, Giono, Colline, Pierre Faucheux and Jacques Darche, Book Club editions: ?unfurling?, Camus, L?Étranger: ?Folio? and Book Club editions, ?La Foule?, transcription, Cocteau, La Voix humaine, Cocteau, Les Mariés de la tour Eiffel, Ionesco, La Cantatrice chauve, Ionesco, Délire à deux, Cent mille milliards de Poèmes et Coup de dés, Gallimard collections: ?Idées?, ?Poésie?, ?Folio?, ?L?Imaginaire?, Logotypes: ?nrf? and museums, Sources and documents, La Lettre et l?image, 1970, Bibliography.
Dimensions: 6" x 9" (inches)
Languages: English, French