Blackletter: Type and National Identity

Blackletter: Type and National Identity

The Cooper Union Center for Design and Typography, New York, New York, 1997

Description

Blackletter: Type and National Identity, which accompanied an exhibition at the Cooper Union’s Herb Lubalin Study Center for Design and Typography, is an exploration of the history and contemporary perceptions of blackletter typefaces. The collection of essays ranges from the formal qualities and nomenclature of the type to the contemporary stigma reflected in its aesthetics. The challenge in designing such a monograph was integrating the voluminous text, the supporting type specimens, and the detailed chronology of interrelated events into a comprehensive and legible presentation. Even more difficult a task, however, was measuring up to the scrutiny of a discriminating audience of typophiles.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 1997
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
The Cooper Union Center for Design and Typography
Art director
Mindy Lang
Graphic designer
Stephanie Reyer
Editors
Peter Bain, Paul Shaw
Typefaces
Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk, Stempel Garamond
Printers
Friesens Printing, Book Division
Paper
70# Warren Lustro Dull
Publisher/client
Princeton Architectural Press
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