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After our international call for submissions for ampersands taking place last spring, we chose with -Zeug editors the 288 we loved the most. Now they’re making a book of it, beside a translation of Jan Tschichold’s Formenwandlungen der &-Zeichen, a short historical essay dealing with the successive designs of the ampersand glyph.
Some more details about the books
Jan Tschichold (1902-1974, typographer, theorician and teacher) published in 1953 Formenwandlungen der &-Zeichen, a short historical essay dealing with the successive designs of the ampersand glyph. This text is structured by a collection of 288 carefully selected and commented ampersands, which constitues a brief and concise introduction to the history of Western writing and typography. Long unavailable in English, this new translation is published in a facsimile version, faithful to the original design by the author.
[ A new translation by Jean-Marie Clarke — with an afterword by Marc Smith
32 pages with jacket, duotone printing, 12 x 20,5 cm ]
Et & Ampersands / Collectif
On the occasion of this translation, VTF and -zeug co-organised a type-design workshop and an international call for ampersand entries, in May 2017, in Paris and worldwide. This type-specimen shelters the selection of 288 ampersand glyphs, selected, sorted and organised. This festive publication witnesses vitality and wit of the contemporary type-design community.
[ 48 pages, duotone printing, 12 x 20,5 cm ]
Special offer ::: until September 10th, midnight
Special price for participants ::: the two books in a sleeve 20€ (instead of 22€)
Each book = 12€
+ Free shipping
We will be in Chaumont (52000, France) during the opening of the bienal of graphic design on 20 and 21 of May2017. Meet us in the Chapelle, a former jesuit church in the center of the town where a salon of independent publishers and foundries will take place. See you there!
New event / workshop / party
Saint J&an is a workshop week-end in Paris and a worldwide submission call for ampersands.
Prepare to draw your most beautiful ampersands on may 6th and 7th that will be published in a book by —zeug as a festive companion to a new translation to Jan Tschichold’s ampersand essay.
The climax of this week-end will be a party on the occasion of the Saint Jean Porte Latine, patron of the type designers and wine markers, who we will celebrate on this Saturday night.