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Experiments with Letterform and Calligraphy

This book is dedicated to the calligraphic experiment and to calligraphy as one of the fundamentals of understanding letterform.

Normally calligraphy involves the faithful reproduction of traditional, handwritten form styles. When, however, education places importance upon teaching inventive paths in visual design, then experimental calligraphy opens up a unique dimension of creative work. Fully incompatible with the computer, common and homemade writing tools, techniques and materials find a very wide range of play within richly interesting and surprising possibilities of form and expression.

Gurtler, is a type designer and typographer that worked for Monotype in England and later in the Deberney and Peignot type foundry in Paris. There, a long-term collaboration with Adrian Frutiger followed. Gurtler,has taught the history of types. Calligraphy, foundations of type design and print type design at the School of Design in Basel since 1965. Besides his teaching activity, he is active in the areas of type design for laser printing and computer monitors.

Dimensions: 9?x9? (inches)
Pages: 252
Edition: Hardcover
ISBN: 3721203208
Languages: English, and German

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