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FUSE 1-20: FROM AN INVENTION TO ANTIMATTER: TWENTY YEARS OF FUSE - Scarce Pristine/Shrinkwrapped Copy of The First Edition/First Printing

Brody, Neville & Wozencroft, Jon (Designers/Authors/Editors)

Published by Cologne, Germany: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 2012
ISBN 10: 3836525011 / ISBN 13: 9783836525015
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Title: FUSE 1-20: FROM AN INVENTION TO ANTIMATTER: ...

Publisher: Cologne, Germany: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 2012

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. 500 pages. Published in 2012. Retrospective collection on subject, presented as a Design Object that weighs 5 pounds. One of the most beautiful books on the art of typographic design ever published. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a Boxed Set only. Because of the fragile production of this uniquely designed volume, our copy is still in the publisher's shrinkwrap and will not be opened for scans. Presents "Fuse 1-20". Retrospective of the influential, experimental typeface annual. "Apart from revolutionizing magazines (The Face and Arena) and record cover design (Depeche Mode), Neville Brody is one of the world's leading typeface designers. In 1991, in collaboration with Jon Wozencroft, Brody started FUSE, an experimental design and typeface annual, with the ambition to innovate and explore the boundaries of the subject. Over the years, the collaborative worked with fellow typographers from around the world, making FUSE a sought-after collector's item. Each issue contains a selection of new typefaces, originally on floppy disk, then on CD, and now via download, as well as essays on design by leading writers. To commemorate the release of Issue 20, this brings you a 416-page compendium of all issues as well as Numbers 19 and 20 in the original form (including 10 A2-size posters and the downloadable fonts). A Design Object complete with posters to decorate your walls. The legacy created by the best contemporary thinkers on typeface design" (Publisher's blurb). The contents are: 10 posters for the last 2 editions of FUSE as seen in the originals; keycard with code to download fonts from Issue 19 and 20; complete Issues 1 to 18, compiled in a book by Neville Brody; and posters by the most innovative graphic designers of the last two decades. A stunner. An absolute "must-have" title for graphic design, typography, and art book collectors. This title is an art/contemporary design classic. This is one of very few copies still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: We will not open our copy to take additional scans because the book is a fragile production. A scarce copy thus. Two of the most innovative and influential graphic and typeface designers of our time. A flawless copy. ISBN 3836525011. Bookseller Inventory # 18551

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Synopsis: Ideas that change design: A complete retrospective of the influential, experimental typeface publication FUSE   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 brings you a complete compendium of all the issues. Exclusive to this publication are FUSE19 and FUSE20, two newly-commissioned and never-before published issues, in the form of 10 A2 posters and 24 downloadable fonts, making this boxed edition a collector?s item. 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.

Included in this special edition:

  • 10 exclusive posters from the never-before seen editions of FUSE19 and FUSE20
  • A compilation of the work of the most innovative and renowned typographic designers of the last two decades
  • Keycard with code to download fonts from issue 19 and 20
  • Complete out-of-print issues 1 to 18 compiled in a book designed by Neville Brody
Text in English, French, and German

About the Author: Neville Brody is an internationally renowned designer, typographer, art director, brand strategist, educator and founder of the Research Studios network (www.researchstudios.com). In addition to lecturing and contributing to a variety of cultural and educational initiatives, Brody works both independently and alongside Research Studios designers on commercial and privately commissioned projects. In 2010 Brody was awarded a Special Commendation by Prince Philip for his Design Council: Designer of the Year Prize and was made a Fellow of the University of the Arts, London his alma mater. In 2011 The Museum of Modern Art in New York selected Brody?s font Blur as part of its permanent design collection. Brody was also made a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) by the Royal Society of Arts in November that year, joining many of his peers in the creative sector. Brody is the Dean of Department for Visual Communications at the Royal College of Art, Vice-President of the D&AD and chair for their education sub-committee. He also sits on the BBC Online Creative Advisory Board and is a member of the film education advisory board to the DCMS.

Jon Wozencroft is a Senior Tutor for the Visual Communication Programme at The Royal Collage of Arts in London. He is the author of The Graphic Language of Neville Brody 1 & 2, and set up FUSE with Brody in 1991. In 1982 Jon Wozencroft founded the audiovisual publisher Touch, to push the powerful chemistry between sound and visual media. His photography and design work has appeared in a number of publications, including Fax Art, Sampler, G1, Merz to Emigre and Beyond and most recently Cover Art By. Wozencroft has also taught at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, The London College of Printing, and has given lectures at numerous art colleges and universities around the world.

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