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Old 02-16-2007, 07:37 AM   #1
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Default Jan Tschichold issue of IDEA

The Japanese typography magazine IDEA has dedicated its current issue to Jan Tschichold. The editions are generally lovely, and based on the low-res images at the site, this is no exception.

For those of us far from Japan, the price is pretty high (it comes to close to $60 U.S. with postage, which is more than half the cost). They accept VISA and MasterCard in any currency.

The thumbnails look great, with articles in English and Japanese. Fortunately, there are many pictures.

I cannot resist anything about Tschichold, one of the most penetrating writers on type in modern times. This book seems to cover his life, from his radical period through to the end, with many illustrations.

Take a look, anyway.

   
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Old 02-17-2007, 09:54 AM   #2
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Thanks for the info, Kathleen.

Lucky me... I discoved that an old school book I had for calligraphy class has a cover designed by Tschichold, A BOOK OF SCRIPTS, by Alfred Fairbank (pictured in the IDEA article). Somehow I never checked the cover design credit... my bad!
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Lucky me... I discoved that an old school book I had for calligraphy class has a cover designed by Tschichold, A BOOK OF SCRIPTS, by Alfred Fairbank (pictured in the IDEA article). Somehow I never checked the cover design credit... my bad!
Me, neither — I have that book, and also never looked. Tsk on both of us!

   
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I think Idea is the best graphic design magazine currently being published. True it's expensive, but they're not scrimping on production quality either. I have several issues. KT, you might like Helmut Schmid's book published by them, on typography.
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I think Idea is the best graphic design magazine currently being published. True it's expensive, but they're not scrimping on production quality either. I have several issues.
I wish there were a New York (or at least a U.S.) distributor — might cut the shipping cost. But even with shipping, the couple of issues I have seen are worth it.

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KT, you might like Helmut Schmid's book published by them, on typography.
I might. I understand it is set in all lowercase — isn’t that a bit arch? (You do mean Design Is Attitude, right?

Nice to see you around here — seems to have been a while. Come stir the pot a bit. <g>

   
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i know kinokuniya, next to rockefeller center sells it. but i'm unaware of any place else.

http://www.youworkforthem.com/product.php?sku=P0086

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Thanks! I knew about them — too bad I didn’t remember. Thanks for the reminder.

I bet the Schmid book you meant was Typography Today (not Design Is Attitude). The former does look interesting. Out of print at the Kinokuniya site, but I asked to be reminded if/when it comes back in stock.

   
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>> I understand it is set in all lowercase — isn’t that a bit arch?

or archy


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>> I understand it is set in all lowercase — isn’t that a bit arch?

or archy
Yeah! Musta been what I meant.

Or e.e. cummings, maybe.

   
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