Jul 30, 2009
When we talk about Erik Spiekermann and Neville Brody we must be talking about a really cool thing right? Yes we are probably talking about FontFont, the type foundry they founded in 1990, and the huge amount of innovative and influential fonts that we seel all over. As I said in my last article, text is the solid form of expression of the language and, of course typography is all about that too. Because of that we are giving away a copy of the book Made with FontFont: Type for Independent Minds
Founded in 1990 by Erik Spiekermann and Neville Brody, FontFont produces innovative and influential fonts by designers, for designers. Made with FontFont is an anthology of type specimens and essays closely and creatively examining how FontFont operates, to elucidate how this relative newcomer on the type design scene has made such an impression on the trends of type and typography. The 368 pages are divided into five chapters revealing the essence of FontFont and its legacy: Thinking FontFont, Talking FontFont, Making FontFont, Showing FontFont, Made with FontFont. These heavily illustrated sections demonstrate the dynamic range of the FontFont typefaces, which have been used for everything from instructions for wearing an Indian sari to the packaging for Viagra. Made with FontFont reads like a Who’s Who of contemporary designers and design writers. Contributions from Akira Kobayashi, Rian Hughes, Emily King, Ellen Lupton and Reza Abedini, among others, including FontFont’s founders, of course, will educate and inspire anyone with an interest in contemporary graphic design.
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We would like to thank Mark Batty Publisher for sending us a copy of this incredible book to give away.