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POSTER COLLECTION 22: LETTERS ONLY
Essay by Emily King

Lars Muller, 2010
Softcover
96 pages
Fully illustrated, colour & b+w
ISBN: 9783037782064

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'All of these posters could be seen as quick bursts of typographic sound. Significantly, each one isolates the components of written language, and, in doing so, prompts consideration of its nature as a whole. Just as Alan Fletcher argued that "Writing is Drawing is Writing", so these posters make it clear that "Letter is Language is Letter." - Emily King

The script poster enjoyed its first heyday around 1915, with the discovery of the letter as a design element. Starting with examples influenced by the Bauhaus and its successors, the book documents the style as it continues to the present day.

 

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