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Men of Letters and People of Substance- SAVE 30%!

Men of Letters and People of Substance- SAVE 30%!

by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich
Preface by Francine Prose

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ISBN: 978-1-56792-338-4
Pages: 96
Size: 5.82" x 7.91"
Published: October 2007
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Portraits of literary heroes using designs of type, ornaments, common linecuts.

The author also combines type ornaments and icons to suggest a face with singular attributes: pride, fear, fanaticism, and surprise. But these are not drawings; they are images arranged from the combination of specific and discrete graphic forms.
Printed throughout in two colors, often displaying the various letters, sorts and ornaments that make up the whole, this is wholly original, totally inventive. In these typographic assemblies transformed into ingenious portraits, de Vicq has given the alphabet a whole new life.

Author: Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich

Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He moved to New York to pursue an MFA at Pratt Institute and for the past ten years has been working primarily with publishing houses in New York, as creative director for Random House and HarperCollins. He now manages his own design studio where he is engaged in an array of projects, from branding to typeface design. His work has received countless awards from AIGA, Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, Eye, Graphic, How Print, and Type Directors Club. He is a frequent speaker at such professional organizations and conferences as the Society of Newspaper Designers, the How Conference 2007, AIGA/Adobe Laboratory; TypeCon 2005, and Type Directors Club. 

Author: Francine Prose

Francine Prose