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From the best-selling author of This Book Is a Planetarium, this treasure trove of pop-up letterforms for type and design lovers thrills with clever paper engineering and bold graphic design
Where do letterforms get their shape? Popular designer and paper engineer Kelli Anderson explores this question from every angle, bringing the alphabet’s 26 letters to life in three dimensions with interactive pop-ups that invite readers to manipulate, project, and build their own. Each incredible construction is paired with a lesson in type—from historical highlights to fun takes that demystify technical topics, including letterform anatomy or photolettering.
About the Author
Kelli Anderson is an artist, designer, animator, and tinkerer who pushes the limits of ordinary materials by seeking out possibilities hidden in plain view. Her books and projects have included This Book Is a Planetarium (which houses a tiny planetarium and other scientific contraptions), a book that transforms into a pinhole camera called This Book Is a Camera, and a working paper record. Intentionally lo-fi, she believes that humble materials can make the complexity and magic of our world accessible. A longtime collaborator with the activist group the Yes Men, together they created and distributed a meticulously counterfeited copy of the New York Times—filled only with only good news from a utopian future—for which they won an Ars Electronica Prix Award of Distinction. She is also known for her design, animation, and illustration work for NPR, The New Yorker, Wired, MoMA, Pentagram, Tinybop’s award-winning Human Body app, and the real New York Times, as well as her redesign of NYC brands such as Russ & Daughters and Momofuku. She has been an artist in residence at Adobe and the Exploratorium. She occasionally teaches at the School for Poetic Computation and the New School in NYC.
12 ⨉ 9½ inches
4 colors throughout