John L Walters - Fifty Typefaces That Changed the World - Octopus

Fifty Typefaces That Changed the World

Design Museum Fifty

By John L Walters

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

One of two new titles in the Design Museum Fifty series published in conjunction with London's prestigious Design Museum.

One of two new titles in the Design Museum Fifty series published in conjunction with London's prestigious Design Museum.

The Design Museum brings you fifty typefaces that changed the world we live in!

The digital revolution has made typesetters of us all as we define our identities through the typefaces we choose to communicate with the world. In this witty and insightful book John L Waters explores 50 of the most influential typefaces and shows them in use on posters, perfume packaging, buildings and more.

From the power of Gotham - the typeface used in Obama's first presidential campaign - to the eloquence of Baskerville, from the classic cool of Helvetica to Wim Crouwel's provocative New Alphabet, this is a book of visual treats and wonderful stories.

Contents Includes...
Blackletter c.1455
First Roman Type c.1470
Garamond c.1532
Romain du Roi 1690 - 1745
Baskerville 1757
Bodoni late 1780s
The first Egyptians (slab serifs) 1810
Wood Types - condensed grotesques 1828 - c.1900
The First Typewriter 1868
Franklin Gothic Condensed 1903 - 14
Cooper Black 1921
Futura 1927
Times new Roman (aka Times Roman) 1932
Helvetica 1957
Beowolf 1989
Comic sans 1994
Gotham 2000
Guardian Egyptian 2005-
Ubuntu 2011
...And Many More!

Biographical Notes

John L Walters is editor of graphic design magazine Eye, which has more than 500,000 followers on Twitter. He also writes about creative music for the Guardian and is a successful music producer and artist (his 1981 hit 'Einstein A Go-Go' reached no. 5 in the UK charts).

The Design Museum's mission is to celebrate, entertain, and inform. It is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture and demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781840916294
  • Publication date: 16 Sep 2013
  • Page count: 112
  • Imprint: Conran
Ilex Press

The Book of Ornamental Alphabets

F. G. Delamotte
Authors:
F. G. Delamotte
Ilex Press

What They Didn't Teach You in Fashion School

Jay Calderin
Authors:
Jay Calderin
Ilex Press

Spiroglyphics: Rock Heroes

Thomas Pavitte
Authors:
Thomas Pavitte
Hamlyn

Top 10 of Everything 2018

Paul Terry
Authors:
Paul Terry

For over 27 years, Top 10s have been delighting readers with fascinating lists and mindboggling facts. Ever wondered in which country you would find the fastest roller-coaster in the world? Or wanted to know the terrifying size of the biggest shark known to man? Ever wondered who could be the biggest selling musical artist of all time? This is the book for you.Top 10 of Everything 2018 is divided into genres including Epic Structures, Outer Space, Forces of Nature and Humankind, and includes lists, charts and tables to break down the details of each amazing fact. Packed full of photographs and incredible information, this is the perfect book for anyone with a curious mind and an insatiable appetite for facts, stats and trivia.

Conran

Pattern

Orla Kiely
Authors:
Orla Kiely
Gaia

Lagom

Linnea Dunne
Authors:
Linnea Dunne

Step aside Hygge. Lagom is the new Scandi lifestyle trend taking the world by storm. This delightfully illustrated book gives you the lowdown on this transformative approach to life and examines how the lagom ethos has helped boost Sweden to the No.10 ranking in 2017's World Happiness Report. Lagom (pronounced 'lah-gom') has no equivalent in the English language but is loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. It is widely believed that the word comes from the Viking term 'laget om', for when a mug of mead was passed around a circle and there was just enough for everyone to get a sip. But while the anecdote may hit the nail on the head, the true etymology of the word points to an old form of the word 'lag', which means 'law'.Far from restrictive, lagom is a liberating concept, praising the idea that anything more than 'just enough' is a waste of time. Crucially it also comes with a selflessness and core belief of responsibility and common good. By living lagom you can: Live a happier and more balanced life Reduce your environmental impact Improve your work-life balance Free your home from clutter Enjoy good food the Swedish way Grow your own and learn to forage Cherish the relationships with those you love

Ilex Press

Illustration: What's the Point?

Mouni Feddag
Authors:
Mouni Feddag

Of all the graphic arts, illustration is currently the most dynamic and exciting. In every medium - advertising, book publishing, product design, houseware and home furnishings - new talents are emerging, making their mark and (in some cases) a fortune out of their illustration skills.But why? In this uniquely presented book, gifted illustrator Mouni Feddag takes on the subject and gives it the treatment it deserves. Witty, dynamic, wide-ranging and visual, this title answers the big questions that illustration throws up, including: What's the point of hand-drawn things?What's the point of pictures?What's the point of looking good?What's the point of decoration?What's the point of commercial art?What's the point of repetition?

Mitchell Beazley

Miller's Arts & Crafts

Judith Miller
Authors:
Judith Miller

'...one of the most friendly, easygoing and instructive books on the design movement' Chicago TribuneArts & Crafts is one of the most influential design movements of all time, beginning in the late 19th century and still being explored by designers today. The Arts & Crafts ethos - rejecting mass production and industrialization in favour of individualism, simplicity, honest craftsmanship, respect for materials and good design - had a massive impact on the design of the early 20th century and transformed design sensibilities globally. This invaluable guide covers furniture, ceramics, silver and metalware, glass, textiles, jewellery, books and posters, and includes fascinating profiles of key designers such as William Morris, the Stickleys, Liberty & Co, Tiffany Studios, George Ohr, Rookwood and many more. It comes with a pictorial design directory, price ranges and a wealth of essential information for collectors and anyone wishing to follow William Morris's golden rule of Arts & Crafts: 'Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.'

Cassell

A-Z Great Modern Writers

Caroline Taggart, Andy Tuohy
Contributors:
Caroline Taggart, Andy Tuohy
Conran

Berlin in Fifty Design Icons

Sophie Lovell
Authors:
Sophie Lovell

In this series, the Design Museum looks at the fifty design icons of major cities around the world - icons that, when viewed together, inherently sum up the character of their city. Covering anything from buildings, monuments and iconic designers to a classic film or street sign, these books explore a tapestry of infamous designs, all with their own story to tell. One part design history, one part visual guidebook, this fascinating series unlocks the design stories of the biggest, most creative cities in the world.Berlin's turbulent history has led to a wealth of innovative, evocative design, from the TV Tower and Jewish Museum to the S-Bahn and even kebab kiosks. Uncover this history and explore the fifty design icons that have shaped this city. With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, Berlin in Fifty Design Icons is the perfect gift for design enthusiasts and anyone who loves Berlin. Also available in the series: London in Fifty Design IconsNew York in Fifty Design IconsParis in Fifty Design Icons

Conran

Paris in Fifty Design Icons

Brigitte Fitoussi, Imogen Fortes
Authors:
Brigitte Fitoussi, Imogen Fortes
Conran

Fifty Bicycles That Changed the World

Alex Newson
Authors:
Alex Newson

The bicycle is the world's most popular form of transport, and its design has evolved over the decades both in terms of style and technology. From high-performance cycles to practical run-arounds, conceptual bikes to commercial models, the bicycle means different things to different people, from a means of transportation to a hobby, a way of keeping fit or for competitive sport. In this book, the Design Museum explores the fifty most innovative and influential bicycles in the world, from the very first Laufmaschine of the early 19th century to the Team GB track bike used by Chris Hoy at the London 2012 Olympics. With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, Fifty Bicycles That Changed the World is the perfect gift for cycling aficionados and design enthusiasts of all ages.

Conran

Fifty Shoes that Changed the World

Shoes hold a special place in the hearts of many people, and their design can range from the humble and practical to the exquisite. Whether mass-produced or individually hand-crafted, designed for practicality or to make a bold fashion statement, shoes never fail to exert a fascination on the popular imagination. Here, the Design Museum studies the top fifty shoe designs that have made an impact in the world of design today - from the 1863 Frye boot worn by soldiers during the American Civil War to Zaha Hadid's futuristic 2008 Melissa shoe, and many in between. Discover the social changes that affected the evolution of shoe design, and the developments in technology that transformed the manufacture of footwear. With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, Fifty Shoes That Changed the World is the perfect gift for fashionistas and design enthusiasts of all ages.

Conran

Fifty Cars that Changed the World

Everything around us is designed. Design has the ability to transform environments, bring about social change, improve our quality of life. It can be exciting or frivolous, bold or subtle, daring or loud. The car is no exception. For more than a century, the car has adapted and transformed, and has been a remarkably powerful catalyst for change. But how much do we actually know about it? Fifty Cars That Changed the World explores the top 50 cars that have made a substantial impact in the world of design today. These cars are icons, as sculptural objects, products of avant-garde industrialism, remarkable pieces of engineering, or as symbols of national prestige. The cars in this book demonstrate the playful, emotional, seductive and technical aspects of design. From the 1908 Ford Model T to the 1998 smart car, the Lamborghini Miura to the Toyota Prius, this book encapsulates a century of car design, and allows you to explore the special place cars hold in design history.With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, Fifty Cars that Changed the World is the perfect gift for design lovers and motoring enthusiasts of all ages.

Ilex Press

Cat Querkles

Thomas Pavitte, Thomas Pavitte
Contributors:
Thomas Pavitte, Thomas Pavitte

From the creator of the 1000 Dot-to-Dot series comes Cat Querkles, putting an exciting new twist on the classic colour-by-number images that we loved as children. At first, you see nothing but a baffling tangle of circles, but hidden within each puzzle is a whiskery face waiting to be revealed!Featuring a menagerie of adorable felines from roaring lions to loopy long-hairs, Cat Querkles provides hours of creative colouring fun for artistic minds of all ages. Choose a dramatic colour scheme to make your Querkle truly unique, discover what's hidden in each puzzle, and create a striking kitty portrait that you can easily remove and display.

Conran

Fifty Dresses that Changed the World

Ilex Press

Midwinter Magic

Paper & Cloth
Contributors:
Paper & Cloth

Join the talented illustrators Paper&Cloth on a graphic journey through the most magical time of the year! Graphic, imaginative and full of alluring line art, this seasonal colouring book will be a perfect gift for the colourist in your life, or a relaxing self-purchase for anyone who wants to huddle up in the warm, listen to the wind beating at the window, and colour up something beautiful!

Ilex Press

Mindful Mandalas

Jane Snedden Peever
Authors:
Jane Snedden Peever
Conran

Fifty Women's Fashion Icons that Changed the World

Lauren Cochrane
Authors:
Lauren Cochrane
Conran

Fifty Men's Fashion Icons that Changed the World

Dan Jones
Authors:
Dan Jones

Painfully cool and instantly recognisable, the 50 style trailblazers in this collection used fashion to attract attention, gain influence, express themselves and make powerful statements. From Fred Astaire to Prince, Marlon Brando to Bob Dylan, JFK to Fred Perry, this book covers the looks and stories of politicians and actors, musicians and designers. With stunning photography, this book is the perfect gift for fashionistas, design students, and anyone who loves good style!