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Typography papers 9

Hyphen Press / 2022.08.22

This latest issue of the series of Typography papers opens with a beautifully illustrated article by the type designer Gerard Unger on ‘Romanesque’ letters. A further installment of Eric Kindel’s pathbreaking history of stencil letters is published in contributions by him, Fred Smeijers, and James Mosley. Maurice Göldner writes the first history of an early twentieth-century German typefounder, Brüder Butter. William Berkson and Peter Enneson recover the notion of ‘readability’ through a history of the collaboration between Matthew Luckiesh and the Linotype Company. Paul Luna discusses the role of pictures in dictionaries. Titus Nemeth describes a new form of Arabic type for metal composition. The whole gathering shows the remarkable variety and vitality of typography now.

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Typography papers 7

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This occasional, book-length work is edited and produced at the Department of Typography, University of Reading, and is now published by Hyphen Press. It publishes extended articles on its subject, exploring topics to the length to which they want to go. Its scope is broad and international, its treatment – serious and lively.

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Edward Wright: readings, writings

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Born to South American parents, British citizen, cosmopolitan at heart, Edward Wright – painter and object-maker, typographer, writer, teacher – was an enigmatic presence in London’s post-War art and design scene. Wright has been described thus: ‘His subjects: human communication, the mundane, the street. His manner: sparing, self-critical, yet the work had vigorous attack and full conviction. His typical method: assemblage, with what was to hand.’

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‘Typography papers 9’, and ‘Isotype’

Hyphen Press / 2013.12.10

Copies of our two new titles arrived in the office recently, and we are releasing them for sale today. These are Typography papers 9, edited by Eric Kindel and Paul Luna, and Isotype: design and contexts, 1925–1971, edited by Christopher Burke, Eric Kindel, and Sue Walker.

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Isotype: a new book

Hyphen Press / 2011.08.01

We are working on a book, with the title Isotype, which will provide an extensive and detailed history of the work in graphic communication produced under the direction of Otto Neurath. This is a collection of freshly written and fully illustrated essays, supplemented by documents published for the first time in English translation or in transcription.

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Paul Stiff (1949–2011)

Hyphen Press / 2011.04.11

An obituary of Paul Stiff was published in ‘The Guardian’ on 7 April – see here. What follows below is an extended and re-edited version of that text

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Paul Stiff at Reading

Hyphen Press / 2011.03.15

A notice about Paul written by Sue Walker.

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‘From hieroglyphics to Isotype’: book launch (report)

Hyphen Press / 2011.01.26

A short report, with the introductory remarks by Robin Kinross and Eric Kindel, and Christopher Burke’s more substantial exposition of the making of our edition, can now be found on the ‘Isotype revisited’ website.

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‘Typography papers’: a list of contents

Hyphen Press / 2011.01.09

We get quite frequent enquiries about Typography papers: which issues are still available? how best to try to get hold of out-of-print numbers? contents of the back numbers? And, from subscription agencies: please send us the issue for 2010!

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‘From hieroglyphics to Isotype’: book launch

Hyphen Press / 2011.01.06

On Thursday 20 January, thanks to the kind hospitality of the Austrian Cultural Forum in London, we are launching From hieroglyphics to Isotype.

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Isotype exhibition in London

Hyphen Press / 2010.10.18

In December an exhibition presenting the history of Isotype opens at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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Isotype revisited

Hyphen Press / 2009.09.22

The ‘Isotype revisited’ research project at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading, has now launched its website.

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Wright in Reading (further)

Hyphen Press / 2007.03.09

The Optimod website has further material on the Edward Wright show.

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The Stafford papers

Hyphen Press / 2007.02.22

The ‘Optimism of modernity’ project has posted its first ‘documents’.

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Wright in Reading

Hyphen Press / 2007.01.20

An exhibition of Edward Wright’s design work opened yesterday at the Department of Typography in the University of Reading. For two months or so, the public has the chance to see some of the products and working materials of this special man, who in the spirit of the heroic modernists of the earlier twentieth century, did not pay much attention to boundaries between art and design. Yet – he was working in mid-century Britain, and in situations that were often pretty torpid.

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Kinneir, Reading, ‘Typography papers’

Hyphen Press / 2005.05.13

Designers, places, publications are woven together and put in historical perspective in this short text by Paul Stiff.

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Publishing ‘Typography papers’

Hyphen Press / 2004.09.21

We are very pleased to announce that Hyphen Press is taking over publication of Typography papers: the distinguished, occasional, book-length work from the Department of Typography, University of Reading.

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