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Counterpunch: Making Type in the Sixteenth Century, Designing Typefaces Now
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hyphen Pr
Publication date February 1, 1997
Pages 191
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780907259060
ISBN-10 0907259065
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $40.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Counterpunch is both an explanation of the 16th-century method of?cutting metal type and an impassioned plea for contemporary designers to incorporate the lessons of history as a means of creating typography in our digital age. Smeijers sees the counterpunch technique as essential for ensuring the regularity of form, repeatability, and speed of production necessary for rational design.?

?Smeijers traces the history of letterform design to discover how technique influenced the shape of type, whether the metal punches of the past or today's computer-generated forms. Counterpunch is generously?illustrated with drawings by the author, examples of early type specimens, and detailed photographs of punches.

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