Wednesday, August 15, 2007

U&lc : Influencing Design & Typography.







U&lc : Influencing Design & Typography. By John D. Berry. Mark Batty Publisher, 2005. 192pp., illustrations, 13.1 x 9.6 x 0.9".

I have a particular soft spot for typography and typography books. This is another fantastic one - hope you enjoy it!

"U&lc magazine (Upper & lower case) was a defining voice in graphic design worldwide between 1970 and 1999. It was in some ways a lifestyle magazine for the design community providing a fascinating intersection of popular cultural and graphic design in the last quarter of the 20th century. The list of editorial contributors to U&lc is long, and many prominent designers worked on designing entire issues. Their best work is showcased in this book through the reproduction of selected covers, stories and illustrations from the nearly 120 quarterly issues that were published. This book also contains an introduction and four informal but in-depth chapters on the background, context, use of design and typography, and the people involved in making U&lc happen over the years."

2 comments:

BookGirl said...

The book seems fascinating, RA. I, too, enjoy books about typography and graphic design, so thanks for sharing it.

Have you heard about the documentary film, Helvetica? It's been traveling around the world to good reviews. You can learn more about it at
www.helveticafilm.com.

Clara

Rare Autumn said...

Hi Clara! Thanks a lot for the link about "Helvetica" as I haven't seen it, but been meaning to check it out... /Sara