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U&lc : Influencing Design & Typography Hardcover – February 1, 2005

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Mark Batty Publisher (February 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972424091
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972424097
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 9.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,317,121 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a graphic design student at Brigham Young University I was introduced to U&lc, "The International Journal of Typographics." I came to anticipate the arrival of each issue, packed not only with the latest type fonts from International Typeface Corporation, but with interesting articles about subjects ranging from the Chinese zodiac to wines and cheeses. U&lc was fun and featured examples of cutting-edge typography by some of the world's greatest graphic designers.

Little wonder that, as related by author/editor John D. Berry in the book U&LC: INFLUENCING DESIGN & TYPOGRAPHY, I am one of those who kept a stack of yellowing back issues of this marvelous publication. I have consulted them again and again over the years that I have been a practicing designer and just to look back at some of the best editorial work ever produced.

Being a huge fan of U&lc I was absolutely thrilled to hear about Berry's book.

When I received the book I was not disappointed in the least. There before me was an anthology of U&lc, complete with actual pages from several issues, copies of cover art for every issue and, most importantly, the feeling, verve and spirit of the original publication. Additionally, the book presents essays about how U&lc came to be and evolved over the years that it was in print publication.

U&lc, the journal, is no longer a printed publication, being replaced by a terrific online publication. But this new book should be a must for any serious student of graphic design. Believe me when I say that the typography featured in this book can and will inspire anyone currently involved in perfecting his craft as a designer. Moreover, if you are interested in what it takes to design a beautiful page in a book, magazine or anywhere type is used, pick up this book. Great stuff!

THE HORSEMAN
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Format: Hardcover
I ordered a copy of U&lc and it is without a doubt the most gorgeous comphrehensive look at 20th century graphic design/ typography that I've ever come across. Why isn't this book required reading for all graphic design and art students? It's fascinating and absolutely beautiful!
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Format: Hardcover
25 years of U&lc. If you have a big messy pile of old issues of this legendary design magazine, you might consider adding this compact (but not particulary small) book to your quick-reference library. If you don't have a print run of U&lc, what are you waiting for?
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U&lc: influencing design and typography, is a recently published book that chronicles the acclaimed magazine from its birth in 1973 through the last issue printed in 1999. John D. Berry, U&lc editor for the last two years of printed issues and creator of its companion web publication, U&lc Online, takes us back to the inception and raison d'être for the magazine.

Right from its start in 1973, U&lc rocked the socks off graphic designers and type lovers across America and the world. I have not found any estimates of circulation during the earlier years, but at its peak approximately 200,000 copies were distributed worldwide.

For those who have never seen an actual copy of U&lc, the page reproductions are quite good and even retain the yellow brown patina of aged newsprint, except shrunk down from the original tabloid size to fit the book's 9 1/4 x 12 7/8 dull coated offset sheets.

In addition to Berry's article on The business of type, there are stories by Joyce Rutter Kaye, Rhonda Rubinstein and Steven Heller, three veterans of U&lc, each bringing behind-the-scene views and insights into what made the magazine remarkable.

If you don't own any old issues, the U&lc: influencing design and typography book from Mark Batty Publisher is as close as it gets. Just be aware that your graphic designer friends will want to borrow the book - it's part of the U&lc pass-along readership legacy.
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If you're working with type or just interested in typography and as a designer you should be, this book will assist and inspire you. Although it's a historical perspective, it will always be relevant.
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