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Over 1,000 Backers Helped Us Reach Our Dwiggins Goals

A message of gratitude from Letterform Archive

On behalf of Bruce Kennett, Rob Saunders, Stephen Coles, and everyone here at Letterform Archive, I would like to thank all 1,059 backers who helped bring the Dwiggins book project to life and ensure Kennett’s remarkable biography will be published.

W. A. Dwiggins
W. A. Dwiggins, 1941. Photograph by Robert Yarnall Richie.

We are grateful for the outpouring of support, and thrilled to have connected with this worldwide community of Dwiggins fans. If we include the direct, offline orders we received from individuals and institutions who could not use Kickstarter, we surpassed our stretch goal. Therefore, in addition to publishing this book, we are committed to digitizing our entire Dwiggins collection, starting with the rarest materials.

Orders for the deluxe edition have now closed, but in case you or someone you know would like a copy of the standard edition and missed the opportunity to get one on Kickstarter, we have set up a page on Indiegogo InDemand to collect all remaining preorders until we go to press in August. Update: You can now order the book directly from the Letterform Archive shop.

In the meantime, consider getting your Dwiggins fix by attending one of the following Type@Cooper lectures, which are free and open to the public:

New York
Cooper Union, Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
Monday, June 5, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
W. A. Dwiggins: The Experimental Type Designs, with Bruce Kennett

San Francisco
San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
W. A. Dwiggins and Linotype: The Official Releases, with Bruce Kennett

If you have any questions about these events, your order, or the production and fulfillment schedule, please email me.

With many thanks,
Jennifer Sime, Associate Publisher