Baseline: International Typographics Magazine
Size: 34.5 x 24.5
Pages: 52 pages
Published date: 2003
Publisher: Bradbourne Publishing Ltd
Author: Hans Dieter Reichert & Mike Daines
ISSN 0954 9226
Nº 41. ‘Antimatter’, pg 5-12. UK.
Ingenious design, definitive photography, propoganda, typographic antecedents – they are all here in another eclectic issue.
Young Chilean designer, Francisca Prieto, deconstructs the book, the poster and the typeface, then reconstructs them in a unique way, guided by principles of mathematics and origami. Meanwhile, Martin Andrews completes his examination of book illustration, with more fine art (work). Our first article to extend to 12 pages is more than justified by stunning images from Photographie magazine, (published originally by the studio company of Paris typefounder Deberny & Peignot), described by Kerry William Purcell. Steve Heller considers paper propoganda (the Coalition’s recent Weapons of Mass Persuasion), while Jeffrey Head writes on Herbert Matter’s famous mural for the Grosse Point, Michigan Public Library, reproducing Matter's own descriptions for the first time. As David Jury unearths the bills and billheads that were the early ancestors of corporate stationery, we begin a new Baseline lexicon-on digital typefoundries.