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 give a talk on june 20 in Paris with french type designer Benoît Bodhuin about the contemporary scene of type design in France. This event is part of the Fanzines! Festival and is organized by l’Articho. Afterward, this talk will be broadcast on Radio Campus for their GRPHSM! season dedicated to the graphic design field. Come say hi or listen to it on the radio.
POLICES DE FRANCE
Tuesday June 20, 19H
71 rue de Ménilmontant / 2 rue de la Mare
Paris 20 - M° Ménilmontant
After tschichold. -zeug and Velvetyne called for a worldwide ampersand submission in May 2017. Published as a festive book companion to Jan Tschichold’s “Formenwandlungen der Et-Zeichen” translation, the collection will also be distributed as an open-source on September 2017. See the 460 ampersands we received on the gallery.