Modern Typography in Britain: Graphic Design, Politics, and Society - Typography Papers 8

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Typography Papers 8 is a special issue devoted to modernity in British typography. Graphic design in Britain from World War II through the 1970s is reconsidered not simply as a matter of style, but as a visible form of social philosophy and an optimistic claim on enlightenment. The issue's centerpiece is a revised version of British sociologist Stuart Hall's 1972 essay on the illustrated magazine Picture Post. Other topics include recollections of designing and politics; graphic design for the campaign for ...

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Typography Papers 8 is a special issue devoted to modernity in British typography. Graphic design in Britain from World War II through the 1970s is reconsidered not simply as a matter of style, but as a visible form of social philosophy and an optimistic claim on enlightenment. The issue's centerpiece is a revised version of British sociologist Stuart Hall's 1972 essay on the illustrated magazine Picture Post. Other topics include recollections of designing and politics; graphic design for the campaign for nuclear disarmament; and a history of the pioneering British book packager Adprint. Typography Papers 8 is derived from the findings of the Optimism of Modernity, a research project begun in 2004 by the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication of the University of Reading.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780907259398
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publication date: 7/6/2009
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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