Typography and the Synthesis of Musical Form

Typography and the Synthesis of Musical Form

Archetype Press (Art Center College of Design), Pasadena, California, 1996

Description

This letterpress publication attempts to show a correlation between discrete movable metal type and musical notation. The harmonics of the letterforms mimic the composers’ words as if they were musical sounds expressed in the composers’ shorthand

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 1996
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Archetype Press (Art Center College of Design)
Creative director
Vance Studley
Designer
Students in Advanced Typographic Studies Workshop
Project instructor
Vance Studley
Typefaces
Foundry Type, Polymer Plates
Printer
Archetype Press
Paper
Mohawk Superfine 80# Letterpress
Publisher/client
Archetype Press (Art Center College of Design)
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