Reviving Type is a book on archive research and contemporary type design, written and designed by Nóra Békés & Céline Hurka, published by Acute Publishing, and will be presented at ATypI 2019 Tokyo and at the House of the Book | Museum Meermanno in The Hague. The book is available for sale with international shipping from September 2019.
Reviving Type is a book by Céline Hurka and Nóra Békés, with a foreword by Frank E. Blokland. Two studies, that started as a university course assignment and developed into an independent design-research, are woven together into one volume: one about the Renaissance letters of Garamont and Granjon, the other about the Baroque types of Nicholas Kis. The publication guides the reader from finding original sources in archives, through historical investigation and design process to the finished typeface. The first part of the book provides insight into historical changes in type design through hands-on examples with theoretical background. The second part gives a thorough explanation of the production process of the revival typefaces. Here two different approaches are placed side by side, creating a conversation piece about possible working methods in type design. Design decisions, technical details and difficulties of the process are thoroughly discussed. Rich imagery of original archival material and technical illustrations explain the texts visually. Altogether, the publication becomes a ‘cookbook’ for anyone, who would like to dive into revival type design.
Reviving Type will be available for sale from mid-September 2019 online and in selected bookshops. More info on coming soon!
Céline and Nóra are open for collaborations, presentations and workshops.
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August 2019: Reviving Type is getting printed! Thank you for everyone who supported the project through crowdfunding or otherwise. The expected shipping date of the pre-ordered book is mid-September.
6. September 2019: Two Revivals at ATypI 2019 Tokyo. Nóra and Céline present their project and the freshly published book Reviving Type at the yearly conference of Associacion Typographique Internationale.
September 2019: Presentation of Reviving Type at the House of the book | Muesum Meermanno in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Acute Publishing is an initiative by Nóra Békés and Céline Hurka, set up to publish Reviving Type . In the future we strive to create a platform for discourse around type design, book design, archives and language. We are aiming to do this through organizing events and workshops, facilitating and creating experimental and classical publishing projects.