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    W.A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design


    Ralf Herrmann
    1. Field(s): Type Design, Typography
    2. Released/Published: 2018
    3. By: Bruce Kennett
    4. Publisher: Letterform Archive
    5. Record views: 279


    Often credited with inventing the term "graphic design," W. A. Dwiggins was a quintessential maker — fabricating his own tools, inventing techniques, and experimenting with design in areas as wide-ranging as modular ornament, stamps, currency, books, kites, marionettes, and theatrical sets and lighting. More than any of his contemporaries, he united the full range of applied arts into a single profession — designer. Despite this, a thorough study of Dwiggins has never been published. Until now.

    W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design offers an engaging and inspiring overview of the designer’s wide-ranging creative output and lasting impact on the graphic arts. Bruce Kennett’s careful research, warm prose, and inclusion of numerous personal accounts from Dwiggins’s friends and contemporaries portray not only a brilliant designer, but a truly likable character.

    The book can be ordered from the shop of the Letterform Archive




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