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Wim Crouwel Alphabets Paperback – August, 2003

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: BIS Publishers (August 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9063690371
  • ISBN-13: 978-9063690373
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,007,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By TEA on December 31, 2007
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A book about Wim Crouwel's fonts and typographic posters/cards. All text in his own Gridnik typeface. His typefaces are constructed on very logic and rational grounds but still have a strong personality and human dimension, they are more than just experimental. It would certainly be nice to see more about his work. (There are some interesting interviews with Wim Crouwel on You tube)

Wim Crouwel - Alphabets
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By tjs6025 on April 29, 2008
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Wim Crouwel... relatively unknown??!!

Maybe to someone living under a rock or quite frankly, someone who doesn't know anything about design.

Wim Crouwel is arguably the most influential Dutch designer of all time!!
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this book is a very interesting look at a relatively unknown typeface designer. he starts out using traditional fonts (akzidenz, Helvetica) and now creates fonts based on matrices and pixels. beyond that, his interview explains why he did things the way he did.
a great book for anybody interested in typefaces and typographic layouts. the book layout is itself a little weird (strange margin sixes...) but overall is very clean and very effective.
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I would not call Wim Crouwel little-known. He gets talked about and lauded quite a bit. He has even been called one of the most influencial designers of this century.

It's hard to believe he was doing the stuff he was doing years ago.
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A great book in a fitting format that covers a great deal of Crouwel's typographic work. The one thing that really irks me is the choice of ink, as any sort of not-perfect conditions will have this book's copy bleeding out. To make myself clear, the type has rubbed off onto the opposite page on nearly every spread, yet it hasn't warped or nor does it show any signs of being saturated. This was clearly a bad choice on the black ink, and was a major error by the publisher and printer. With the abundance of other material available and the inflated prices charged for a book with such poor integrity, I would recommend passing unless you find a good deal.
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