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  • The making of the Treasury of Alphabets and Lettering by Yan Tschichold

    Overview   Process   Errata  

    Thinking on the page layout. To start with, adopting the grid from Calligraphy for Everyone.

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    Switching to a more classic setting of generous margins and justified copy.

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    The artwork part of the book features illustrations in original sizes. Adding flaps to accommodate images in album format.

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    Meanwhile, asking for some characters added to the typeface from a type designer.

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    Thinking on how to organize visual reference on margins.

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    First draft for the endpapers.

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    Art director: It can use less flourishness.

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    Focusing on the dust jacket. Studying the original.

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    Bringing the project to our shop.

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    Back to our computers. Trying to run ornate frames around the letters.

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    Playing up the contrast created by calligraphy next to sans-serifs.

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    Fashioning a narrow black dust jacket with the book’s red cover picking from underneath.

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    The original-based cover is the final winner.



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