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Risen spaces

Hyphen Press / 2016.07.04

Comments on the picture-sharing service Instagram have pointed to an interesting detail in Harry Carter’s book A view of early typography. Our edition of this work was a facsimile reprint of the book published by Oxford University Press in 1969, with added editorial matter.

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‘Wim Crouwel: mode en module’: a review

Hyphen Press / 2013.04.05

This review of the book Wim Crouwel: mode en module by Frederike Huygen and Hugues Boekrad, was written for and published in an issue Typography papers, now out of print. The Crouwel book, as it was often referred to, was issued only in a Dutch edition, which sold out quickly. Since then, Wim Crouwel’s renown has only increased.

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Johnston’s ellipsis

Hyphen Press / 2008.02.27

Alastair Johnston, printer & publisher in Berkeley CA, but of UK origins, has collected more than twenty years’ worth of his occasional writings. The central theme of the pieces is the small press poetry scene on the West Coast and in the UK since the 1960s, with a sprinkling of articles on typography and publishing […]

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Socialism and print

Hyphen Press / 2007.08.20

The latest New Left Review leads with a dazzling article by Régis Debray, lamenting the end of print, and of socialism: the one death implies and necessitates the other.

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A visual field

Hyphen Press / 2006.09.30

An article by Juliet Fleming on ‘How to look at a printed flower’ throws surprising light on a usually unregarded element of the typographic armoury.

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Report from the SHARP conference 2006

Hyphen Press / 2006.08.06

Last month the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing – SHARP – held its annual gathering over several days (11–15 July) in The Hague.

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The architects of the book

Hyphen Press / 2002.05.22

Architectural and design publishing has seen remarkable changes in recent years. How does this sector of publishing work now? How did it come to have this structure? What part does the design of these books play?

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