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Watching Words Move Hardcover – May 4, 2006
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About the Author
Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar have been partners in their design firm for more than 45 years. They have designed many famous trademarks, such as those of Mobil, PBS, and Xerox, as well as several major museum exhibits. A large exhibition of their work recently has been shown in New York, Washington DC, Tokyo, and Mexico City.
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In 1962 I bought a copy of Typographica Magazine that included the original forty-eight page booklet, held into the mag by cord which ran through a small hole punched through the pages. I thought at the time it was a wonderful example of American design, exuberant and simple and in the same style as the work of Herb Lubalin (genius) Otto Storch (Art Director for McCall's magazine), Bill Golden (CBS) or Rudolph de Harak.
There is though an extremely small difference from the original booklet and it is, interestingly, on the word spec-cif'i-cal-ly, the wrong font apostrophe is not at the same angle...just thought I would mention it!
Thanks to Chronicle Books this lively little book will intrigue and provide an inward smile to a new bunch fans.