Characters. Cultural Stories Revealed Through Typography

Banham Stephen

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: As New
Publisher: Thames And Hudson
Publisher Place: Port Melbourne
Publisher Year: 2011
Edition: First Edition

Description: 271 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Type and signage surround us. They are part of our daily lives and the history of whichever city we happen to live in. Whether old or new, each sign has a story to tell. In "Characters", Stephen Banham has meticulously researched the signage and typography of a city to present an exuberant collection of quirky, poignant and often funny stories. They range from how a callout to mend a burnt fuse on a neon sign led to the discovery of over 100 musical instruments hidden away in a train station tower for 50 years to the sign that had to be removed for eliciting illegal gambling. From architecture and advertising to cultural history and much more, "Characters" is a book that will appeal to historians, designers and typophiles alike. Featuring a treasure trove of long overlooked examples, Banham reveals how typography is a rich form of cultural expression, redefining the way we look at our surroundings one letter at a time. You will never walk down the street in the same way again.

ISBN: 9780500500262

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271 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in As new condition throughout.

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