Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

FUSE 1-20 - From Invention to Antimatter: Twenty years of FUSE

Köln: Taschen, 2012. First edition. Softcover. Large octavo. 411, [8]pp. Original printed wrappers. Launched by Neville Brody and Jon Wozencroft in 1991, FUSE was the ground-breaking publication that took design and typography into radically new and unforeseen spaces. The major influence of its revolutionary and experimental approach to typographic language reverberates still, and today - twenty years after its launch - the explorations carried out by some of the most famous and influential names in the industry stand out as futuristic and ahead of their time. Taking the alphabet as its base, and enabled by the advent of digital design, FUSE became a laboratory for new ideas and risks, as well as a hothouse of new thinking. Published over twenty editions, each issue was themed and included both fonts and posters by specially-commissioned collaborators, all of which are on show here. To commemorate the release of issue 20, TASCHEN publishes a complete compendium of all the issues. This is the legacy created by the best contemporary thinkers on typeface design: the list of contributors to FUSE reads like a who’s who of typographic design, from Erik Spiekermann to Stefan Sagmeister, Peter Saville, Jonathan Barnbrook and Tobias Frere-Jones, plus many more. Editorial contributors include Adrian Shaughnessy and Jon Wozencroft. Unfortunately, the box containing the two newly-commissioned and never-before published issues FUSE 19 and FUSE 20, in the form of 10 A2 posters and 24 downloadable fonts, is lacking. Upper front joint bumped, thus slightly affecting pages throughout. Wrappers in overall good to good+, interior in good+ to very good condition. g to vg. Item #39479

Price: $40.00

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