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Yearbook of Type I Book

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Production Method

Offset

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Design

MAGMA Brand Design

Art Direction: Flo Gaertner, Lars Harmsen
Graphic Design: Léon Howahr, Matthias, Kantereit, Jan Kiesswetter
Managing Editor: Léon Howahr
Assistant Editor: Julia Kahl

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Printing

Stober GmbH

Yearbook of Type I is exactly what it sounds like: a comprehensive survey of new digital typefaces. The idea is to provide an independent print publication with an overview of new fonts and foundries, and a presentation of new developments in the field of typography. It looks like a great, informative reference for anyone interested in the latest happenings in the world of type design. 

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Client

Niggli


Quantity Produced

2,000


Production Cost


Production Time

9 months

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

6.5 × 9.5 × 1.4 in


Page Count

464


Paper Stock

Linen: Duchesse offset white / peyer graphic gmbh
Endpaper: SURBALIN seda, pistazie / peyer graphic gmbh / 115 g/mò
ZANDERS medley pure / Reflex Premiun Papier GmbH / 110 g/mò


Number of Colors

Black + 6 special colors (Pantone)

Varnishes

Hot foil stamping


Binding

thread stitching


Typography

Greta Sans
Greta Text (Typotheque)

This piece is available for purchase for $65


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The idea behind the first edition of Yearbook of Type I is quite simple: to offer a high quality selection of the numerous new publications in the field of digital typefaces in the form of a clear, comprehensive compendium.

In the past two decades the publication of typefaces has changed radically. The popularity of desktop publishing and typeface designing programs has provided a great many designers with the means to design and use their own types, in great contrast to wood, lead and photo typesetting. What's more, the internet offers a means of distribution that can be used by individuals and established typeface publishers alike.

The abundance of new and quite interesting typeface designs is certainly a welcome development, especially when one considers the essential role that typefaces play in generating an identity and creating a visual impression. At the same time designers and others working in the field are faced with a chaotic situation with a great number of type designs and publishers.

A variety of blogs and internet portals provide regular information about new fonts and foundries, but there still is no high-quality, independent print publication (typography still looks best on paper!) that provides an overview of the field. That is the goal of this volume — the Yearbook of Type is intended as a series in which the best contemporary new developments in the field of typography are presented. Typefaces created in the last two to three years from all over the world will be featured, from larger typeface publishers to small, independent typographers and foundries.

In the Yearbook of Type each individual typeface or typeface family is presented on a double-page spread. On the left side appears a visual created by the respective type designer or label with a detailed view of the type and an initial optical impression. On the right side more detailed background information is provided as well as an overview of the typeface's different features. The catalogue is followed by an index of all the typefaces arranged by category. Short texts provide information on individual type designers and an essay section offers sketches, background knowledge, technical information, instructions and descriptions from the world of typography.

We are certain that the Yearbook of Type will be of great practical value. The emotional and informative presentation of the typefaces will serve designers and agencies as a source of inspiration and will help others select the right typeface. As a catalogue and reference work it will also be of interest to all those who are interested in the contemporary world of typesetting and the latest in typeface design.

Yearbook of Type I

Editor: Slanted
Publisher: Niggli
Visual concept and realization: MAGMA Brand Design
Release: June 2013
Volume: 464 pages
Format:165 x 240 mm
Language: English
Specials: Hardcover edition with half linen
ISBN: 978-3-7212-0861-0
Price: 49,80 Euro

http://www.slanted.de/shop/yearbook-type-1

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Good material and good content is everything!”

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Duncan Robertson

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

October 22, 2013

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