Letterpress typography

Creator

Date Created

2003

Identifier

Z250 .M451 [Special Collections Oversize]

Publisher

Pear Tree Press : Auckland

Abstract

Letterpress Typography is another example of typographic wizardry from McLeod. Adamantly against technology (he was a graphic designer but left the industry when computers came along), he has chosen texts that reflect the craft of books, and what technology can (or can’t do) in the making of books and printing. ‘These books reflect modern (post 1950) typographic design principles. Though experimental, they are fairly simple exercises in hand type-setting & would have been within the capabilities of most New Zealand letterpress printers.’ Here he shouts: ‘The Book is Dead. Long live the Book.’

Files

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Citation

McLeod, Tara, “Letterpress typography,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed May 22, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7598.