Lars anticipated the Helvetica boom of recent years when publishing Homage to a Typeface in Today it’s hard to imagine contemporary. Helvetica is a sans-serif typeface. It is simple and clean, and commonly seen in advertising, signage, and literature. The R has a curved leg, and the i and j have . This book sings the praises of the shift worker and solo entertainer of typefaces, of its forgotten creator and all those who have contributed to its unparalleled.
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Formalists are vain producers of samples for the software industry and victims of its breathless rat race. Refresh and try again. It is so ubiquitous that it is almost invisible.
The Q has a straight angled tail, and the counterforms inside the O, Q, and C are oval. Anything written in this typeface wants to be read. It is an all-purpose type design that can deliver practically any message clearly and efficiently. Among them I include typefafe whose work makes a far greater impact on our surroundings than the painstaking efforts of us professionals. Other editions – View all Helvetica: Jul 04, Eric rated it it was amazing.
Dennis rated it himage it Jan 17, In the 60s and 70s, post-modernist designers and other counter-culture people grew to detest Helvetica as a symbol of corporate and government power, the Vietnam War, etc The book provides an eye-opening account of the social, cultural and even political significance of Helvetica as a typeface.
Subject to cyclical popularity, it is now enjoying a flourishing renaissance and, in time, it will fade into the background again.
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The relationships between the foundries were close, questions of ownership often confusing. Kim rated it really liked it May 15, In the typeface changed its name to Helvetica.
Homage to a Typeface presents examples of Helvetica in action, selected from two diametrically opposed worlds. Witness the ubiquity of Helvetica in picture form.
It is the conditio sine qua non of typography. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders. Account Options Sign in.
This book sings the praises of this shift-worker and solo entertainer of typefaces, of its forgotten creator and all those who have contributed to its unparalleled international march of triumph over the past forty years. Typography Swiss Design Design History. No trivia or quizzes yet.
Homage to a Typeface
The great leap in technological development and the introduction of the personal computer revolutionized the world of design: Lists with This Book. AppSapp rated it it was amazing Nov 08, Jun 06, Pita-eater rated it really liked it. Theresa Chen rated it really liked it Jan 02, A couple of years later he began teaching at different universities in Switzerland, Europe and in the USA as assistant professor, for example at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Homage to a Typeface presents examples of Helvetica in action, selected from two diametrically opposed worlds. Return to Book Page. Anywhere, anytime, in any medium. Since he works as a book publishers on the topics typography, design, art, photography and architecture. Cut rated it really liked it Aug 13, Akzidenz Grotesk was the typeface of the movement and the sign of recognition among like-minded people. The effect on typography was obvious.
It is one of the most popular typefaces of all time. In the 60s and 70s, post-modernist designers and other counter-culture people grew to detest Helvetica as a symbol of corporate and government power, the Vietnam War, etc.
Ricardo Aros rated it it was amazing Oct 03, They could hardly be a more eloquent testimony to the fact that if you have something to say, you will say it even better with this typeface. It is simple and clean, and commonly seen in advertising, signage, and literature. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Q has a straight angled tail, and the counterforms inside the O, Q, and C are oval.
Helvetica is a sans-serif typeface.
Chris rated it really liked it Oct 05, Published November 15th by Lars Muller Publishers first published Lars describes his own hevetica to Helvetica as follows: Superb applications are juxtaposed with an anonymous collection of ugly, ingenious, charming, and hair-raising samples of its use.