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Mar 27, 2017

Now Live on Indiegogo: Bruce Kennett’s W. A. Dwiggins Biography, Published by Letterform Archive

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.

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

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the book is now available on Indiegogo InDemand. It’s the last chance to preorder before we go to press in August.

Reserve your copy now

About the book:

  • 480 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. (Early 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.