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Body Type

Body Type

€ 125,00 ( excl. delivery costs )

  • Author(s) :
    Anthon Beeke
  • In cooperation with :
    René Knip
  • Year :
    Amsterdam 2011
  • Language :
  • Design :
    René Knip
  • Pages :
  • ISBN :
  • Edition :
    Loose sheets in printed box
  • Print :
    Enlarged 2nd edition
  • Illustration :
    Illustrated in colour
  • Publisher :
    Spinhex & Industrie

  • Body Type is a re-edition of the legendary naked-women alphabet by Anthon Beeke originally published in 1969. This alphabet, which was published in the famous Kwadraadblad serie by Pieter Brattinga, is a carefully composed representation of the letters of the alphabet using naked women. Beeke made the alphabet as a 'tongue in cheek'response to Wim Crouwel's New Alphabet published in the same serie a year earlier. This new edition which is in colour, is complimented and enlarged with the numbers modelled by naked men all on individual sheets. It also contains a cahier with the history of the alphabet and a block containing the letters which can be used to make a streamer.
    Body Type is an initiative of Anthon Beeke and the printing company Spinhex & Industrie. It is being presented at the Frederik Muller reading at the University of Amsterdam on the 2nd of Septmenber. The reading, which is in Dutch, is being delivered by Prof. Frans Janssen and bears the title 'Graphic Design Tradition from Gutenberg to Beeke'.

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