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W. A. Dwiggins : a life in design

Author: Bruce KennettSteven HellerJim ParkinsonAndrew SteevesDarrell HyderAll authors
Publisher: San Francisco, California : Letterform Archive, Lewiston, Maine : Penmor Lithographers ; Charlestown, Massachusetts : Acme Bookbinding. [2017] ©2017
Series: Letterform Archive publication, no. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Catalogs
History
Artists' books
Slipcases
Letterpress printing
Biography
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Named Person: W A Dwiggins; W A Dwiggins; W A Dwiggins
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Kennett; Steven Heller; Jim Parkinson; Andrew Steeves; Darrell Hyder; Hermann Püterschein; Mwano Masassi; Michael J Babcock, Jr.; Rob Saunders; Steve Rich; John Kristensen; W A Dwiggins; Letterform Archive,; Penmor Lithographers,; Acme Bookbinding,
ISBN: 9780998318004 0998318000 9780998318011 0998318019
OCLC Number: 1022875920
Notes: Foreword by Steven Heller.
"[P]roduced in standard and deluxe editions, a total of 2,200 copies. Bruce Kennett designed the book and composed the text with LfA Aluminia, a revival of WAD's Electra types that Jim Parkinson created expressly for this project ... Penmor Lithographers, of Lewiston, Maine, provided all the presswork ... and Acme Bookbinding/HF Group, of Charlestown, Massachusetts, performed the smyth-sewing and binding ... "--Colophon.
Pages 433-453 reproduce the content of the portfolio which accompanies the deluxe edition of this volume (with the exception of two photographs which are not found in the book).
Portfolio has title: Mss. by WAD : a selection of writings by W.A. Dwiggins set on the linotype in types of his design and printed by letterpress--the process for which these types were developed.
"The Mss. by WAD portfolio was produced in 2016 by a group of friends ... All text, lettering, and illustration were made by Dwiggins. Michael Babcock, at interrobang letterpress, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, composed the majority of the text ... John Kristensen, of Firefly Press, Boston, provided assistance and resources. Andrew Steeves set the Falcon matter ... Darrell Hyder printed the portfolio ... Steve Rich made the portfolio cover ... "--Portfolio colophon.
Includes list of subscribers.
Description: xi, 483 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm + (in the deluxe edition only) 1 burnt umber portfolio (23 unnumbered pages ; 2 leaves of plates)
Contents: Foreword / Steven Heller --
Introduction --
Ohio and Indiana, 1880-1899 --
Chicago, 1899-1903 --
Cambridge 1903-1904 --
Hingham Centre, 1904-1910 --
69 Cornhill, 1910-1914 --
26 Lime Street, 1914- 1917 --
384a Boylston Street 1917-1922 --
201 Fenway Studios 1922- 1929 --
104 Fenway Studios 1929-1933 --
0.5 Irving Street 1933- 1937 --
45 Irving Street 1937- 1956 --
Type design --
Marionettes --
Writings --
Sources and notes.
Series Title: Letterform Archive publication, no. 1.
Other Titles: Mss. by WAD.
Responsibility: written and designed by Bruce Kennett.

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