Type Sign Symbol by Adrian Frutiger, 1980. ABC Verlag, Zurich, Switzerland. 10.25 x 10, pp. 151. With English, German and French text. Designed by Adrian Frutiger in collaboration with Hans Rudolf Ziegler.
A comprehensive look at Frutiger's working methods related to lettering and type. Profusely illustrated in black and white and color with text contributions by Maurice Besset, Emil Ruder and Hans Rudolf Schneebeli.
Sections devoted to: Why new typefaces?, New techniques and new craftsmanship, Type recognized by the computer, Typefaces and their legibility, Type in the environment and in architecture, Scripts of foreign cultures, Logotypes, Signs and symbols, Artistic creation with matter and light and much more. Two contributions by Emil Ruder: The nature of sans serif and the significance of Univers; and Constructivism in type design: on Serifa.
A fine white glazed hardcover in a very good, still bright red dust jacket with a some tape repair to the spine and a few small tears and light wear near the edges.