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Pre-order the 288 ampersands book till Sunday, September the 10th

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.

GOOD NEWS :
The 2 books are under a pre-order discount of 20€ till this Sunday!

Some more details about the books

A Brief History of the Ampersand / Jan Tschichold

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 ]

Pack ENG
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

Published on September 8, 2017 by The Velveteam

Velvetyne in Chaumont festival 2017

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!

Published on May 22, 2017

New workshop: Saint J&an

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.

More infos and registrations

Published on April 13, 2017 by The Velveteam
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