written by Barbara Brownie
Artpower | ISBN 9789886824399
Hardback – 292 pages
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Type Object presents a collection of contemporary artifacts that exhibit features made possible by the extension of the letterform into the third dimension. The typographic object is capable of more than just linguistic signification. It has tangible properties that cannot be replicated in the visual environments of the page or screen; it has weight, volume and surface properties; it may be manhandled or navigated around. Typographic objects are more than just three-dimensional type. They explore the connections between type and other objects through interaction and duality, extending our understanding of the letterform, its appearance, and its function.