Visionaries & Fanatics. Russell Maret.
Visionaries & Fanatics
Visionaries & Fanatics
Visionaries & Fanatics

Visionaries & Fanatics. and Other Essays on Type Design, Technology, & the Private Press.

(Ann Arbor): Legacy Press, 2021. 7 x 10. 140, (3) pages with copious illustrations (much in color), numerous shoulder notes, an Index, & a Bibliography. Canary yellow cloth & printed dustwrapper. An accompanying specimen of the types both metal and digital designed by Russell for letterpress printing was printed letterpress by him. Item #18605

One of 250 copies bound in cloth, with the extra specimen. The double-sided specimen measures 9 x 17 inches. The book was designed by Russell Maret and set in his Pisolone types. There is also a paperbound edition without the specimen.
Some contents: Visionaries & Fanatics: Type Design and the Private Press; Smashing the Crystal Goblet; Time, Technology, and the Shapes of Letters; Hungry Dutch: A Typographical Adventure; A Flexible Matrix: An Analysis of the Typeface Used in the Theuerdank, 1517; Character Traits; or, Can the 20th Century Please End?; The Non-Aldine Book; Color in Private-Press Books; The Post-Typographic Private Press?
Some essays were published previously in a slightly different form; some were delivered as lectures.

Price: $70.00