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Characters: Cultural Stories Revealed Through Typography

Characters: Cultural Stories Revealed Through Typography Characters: Cultural Stories Revealed Through Typography
Buy Book $49.99 | ( was $71.55)

Type and signage surround us. They are part of our daily lives and the history of whichever city we happen to live in. Whether old or new, each sign has a story to tell. In Characters, Stephen Banham has meticulously researched the signage and typography of a city to present an exuberant collection of quirky, poignant and often funny stories.

They range from how a callout to mend a burnt fuse on a neon sign led to the discovery of over 100 musical instruments hidden away in a train station tower for 50 years to the sign that had to be removed for eliciting illegal gambling. From architecture and advertising to cultural history and much more, Characters is a book that will appeal to historians, designers and typophiles alike. Featuring a treasure trove of long overlooked examples, Banham reveals how typography is a rich form of cultural expression, redefining the way we look at our surroundings one letter at a time. You will never walk down the street in the same way again.

Publisher: Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd
Buy Book $49.99 | ( was $71.55)
ISBN: 0500500266
EAN: 9780500500262
Dimensions: 23.0 x 23.0 x 2.0 centimeters (1.25 kg)
Source: characters.net.au