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Designing the Mentoring Stamp

An artist's commentary on theory, gesture, photography, composition, color, light, and the typeface Penumbra

Designing the Mentoring Stamp

€ 29,50 ( excl. delivery costs )

  • Author(s) :
    Lance Hidy
  • Year :
    Kat Ran Press Cambridge 2007
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  • Design :
    Design: Michael Russem
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  • Edition :
    Sewn printed paper-covers
  • Illustration :
    43 colour illustrations

  • Lance Hidy, the accomplished designer of books, posters, types, and stamps, takes us through the process of designing a postage stamp while explaining how the small Mentoring stamp relates to his larger body of work. Thirty-eight full-colour reproductions illustrate the photographs, designs, and drawings which were part of the design process, as well as related posters and illustrations from the last thirty years of Hidy's work. The 64-pages were excellently printed at Stinehour Press and bound at Acme Bookbinding. Although a field that is often overlooked by bibliophiles and historians of printing and typography, several of the most important contributors to twentieth century book and letter arts have made significant contributions to the design of the seemingly modest postage stamp. Eric Gill, Reynolds Stone, Jan van Krimpen, S.L. Hartz, S.H. DeRoos, Georg Trump, Walter Brudi, and Hermann Zapf—designers who have been celebrated for their masterful accomplishments in the field of type design—have all considered the specific concerns of philatelic design. Designing the Mentoring Stamp is the first in a series of books to explore these heretofore forgotten bodies of work.

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