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Visionaries & fanatics : type design & the private press / by Russell Maret.

Russell Maret, author.

[Berkeley, California] : [Codex Foundation], [2010]

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  • Title:
    Visionaries & fanatics : type design & the private press / by Russell Maret.
  • Author: Russell Maret, author.
  • Contributor: Peter Koch, Printer, printer.;
    Codex Foundation, publisher.
  • Other Titles: Variant Title: Visionaries and fanatics
    Variant Title: Type design and the private press
  • Subjects: Artists' books; Type and type-founding; Printing; Private presses; Printing; Private presses; Type and type-founding; Printing Type faces Small presses
  • Publication Details: [Berkeley, California] : [Codex Foundation], [2010]
  • Language: English
  • Description: Summary: "Russell Maret explores the future of the private press and the division between the private press and the fine press. The fine printer, often a commercial outfit, leaves proportion, legibility, and craftsmanship as secondary principles, where as the private press printer is possessed with an irrepressible need to make books, containing characteristics of iconoclasm and reverence. Richly illustrated with color images, the book was designed by Russell Maret and printed in an edition of 500 copies at Peter Koch Printers. The cover was printed from antique wood and metal types in the Koch collection"--Oak Knoll website.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780981791456 (paperback); System number: 018808597; ISBN 098179145X (paperback); System number: 018808597
  • Notes: "'Visionaries & Fanatics' was designed by Russel Maret and printed in an edition of 500 copies at Peter Koch Printers. The typeface Quadraat is well suited for 'feuilleton' editions printed in relative haste. The cover was printed from antique wood and metal types in the Koch collection"--Page [23].
    "Visionaries & fanatics ... books"--Front cover.
    Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references (page 22-[23]).
  • Physical Description: 21 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 20 cm.
  • Series: Code(x) + 1 monograph series ; 5
  • Shelfmark(s): General Reference Collection YD.2018.a.2913
  • UIN: BLL01018808597

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