Mar 27, 2017

Bruce Kennett’s W. A. Dwiggins Biography, Published by Letterform Archive

“W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design” now on Indiegogo InDemand

Letterform Archive’s publishing program debuts with W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design, a comprehensive illustrated biography of the innovative type designer, illustrator, and lettering artist, William Addison Dwiggins. Written and designed by Bruce Kennett, with a foreword by Steven Heller, this book is essential for anyone interested in graphic design, publishing, and the book arts.

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the book is now available on Indiegogo InDemand.

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About the Book

  • 496 pages
  • 1200 high-res illustrations, all shot under raking light for pop-off-the-page realism
  • The book text will be set by the author in a revival of Dwiggins’s Electra type, made by Jim Parkinson especially for this project. (Backers will have the opportunity to acquire these types for their own use.)
  • View the prospectus (PDF)
  • Press kit
A sample spread from the type design chapter of W.A. Dwiggins: A Life In Design.