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20th Century Type Remix by Lewis Blackwell

Contributed by D Jones on Apr 2nd, 2021. Artwork published in
circa 1998
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    20th Century Type Remix by Lewis Blackwell 1
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    First published by Rizzoli in 1992, Lewis Blackwell’s 20th Century Type was re-issued by Gingko Press at nearly the end of the twentieth century in a remix edition which also featured this new cover, designed by Angus Hyland and assisted by Simon Piehl.

    The cover design including the letterforms revives Wim Crouwel’s original work created for the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, see especially the Vormgevers exhibition poster from 1968. The typeface is Architype Stedelijk, a digital font based on Crouwel’s experimental alphabets, created by The Foundry in close collaboration with the Dutch graphic designer. Architype Stedelijk was first released in April 1997. David Quay and Freda Sack (The Foundry) kindly donated the Architype fonts to Angus for the design of the book.

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    1 Comment on “20th Century Type Remix by Lewis Blackwell”

    1. The other typeface on the cover is Neue Helvetica — it’s also used for text setting inside the book (in the Light weight, which is not the most readable choice, IMHO).

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