Title: Type Plus [Unit 17]
Editors: Adrian Shaughnessy & Tony Brook
Essay: Yves Peters
Edition of 2000
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
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.
Silver ink on cover
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