Kris Sowersby: The Art of Letters

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Formist Editions has launched a Kickstarter campaign today to publish Kris Sowersby: The Art of Letters. A visually rich new book which examines the intersection of art, function and form in type design.

We are surrounded by letters. Yet how do we perceive them? Are we even conscious of it? For a type designer, letters are something they consider every day. Their relationship to letterforms is intimate and complex.

With 800 pages this is a deep-dive exploration of letters as art, form and language, the book will be designed by Australian Mark Gowing and published by Formist Editions. It will feature an introduction by Gowing and a critical essay by Paul McNeil, respected UK graphic designer, writer and educator. Sowersby and Gowing are collaborating on a custom typeface that will be used to typeset the book.

Learn more and support the project here

 



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