Type Image
Barbara Brownie

Type Image

Published by Gingko Press
224 pages, Softcover
7 1/4" x 10 1/4" (184 x 260 mm)
500 color illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-1-58423-442-5

$39.95

One of the most comprehensive surveys of type ever published, Type Image showcases contemporary works that challenge the type/image divide. Letters, words, and phrases in Type Image are playfully crafted into landscapes, portraits, objects, or textures and patterns. Attention is paid to punctuation, pictorial typefaces, and designers’ takes on the contemporary mainstream use of emoticons.
The accompanying text illuminates the history and relevancy of images composed from type. This collection draws on poster art and the beatnik “shape poetry” tradition of forming shapes out of typewritten words to represent the subject of the poem.
The projects are vibrantly three-dimensional, with sculptural wordplay from jewelry design to signage to typographic landscapes envisioned in the middle of roads and neighborhoods. Hanging apples are carved with curled phrases, Garamond lettering is literally built up out of sand and then photographed being eroded by the rising tide, and cartographic maps are decoratively composed of neighborhood names-illustrating the creative potential of typographic imagery.

CONTRIBUTORS (FROM A-Z)
  • Adam Poole
  • Aileen Murphy
  • Alex Camacho
  • Alex Engelmann Tower
  • Alex Hohlov
  • Alex Varanese
  • Alisha Giroux
  • Allison Wilton
  • Amir Chasson
  • Amy Fedeska
  • Anastasia Gerali
  • André Baumgart
  • Andreas Leonidou
  • Andrew Dernavich
  • Andrew Hall
  • Andrew Thorne
  • Anna Jacobs
  • Anna Robertson
  • Arie Hadianto
  • Asja Boros
  • Atelier Graphique Malte Martin
  • Barbara Brownie
  • Barry See
  • Berk Kizilay
  • Bill Mayer
  • Blake Fawley
  • Bold & Noble
  • Bonnie Nguyen
  • Brian Banton
  • Brian Castleforte
  • Brian Lee
  • Brittany Scales
  • c6
  • Cameron Moll
  • Camille Baudelaire
  • Cary Da Costa
  • Catherine LaPointe
  • Cesar Esparza Bertuline
  • Charlie Mitchell
  • Chris Blakely
  • Chris Labrooy
  • Chris Lozos
  • Christopher Tarampi
  • Cole Johnston
  • Corey Price
  • Cory Fitzpatrick
  • Daniel J. Gibson / DJG Design
  • Daniel Schmid
  • Dave Wood
  • David Karlstrom
  • David Yenga
  • Dmitry Karpov
  • Dominik Wisniewski
  • Eliana Becerra
  • Emily Burtner
  • Enkeling
  • Ethan Park
  • Evgeniya Skorobogatova
  • Franklin Benavides
  • Grant Walker
  • Greg Meadows
  • Guarav Bhadauria
  • Gui Borchert
  • Harshal Desai
  • Hermann Zapf
  • Holly K. Whitney
  • Jamal Ahmad
  • James Bridle
  • Jarrell Goh
  • Jason Cook
  • Jason Ramirez
  • Jean-Marc Gerhards
  • Jeff Clark
  • Jen Murse
  • Jennifer Cruz
  • Jens Jørgen Hansen
  • Jeope Wolfe
  • Jim Lind
  • Jodie Silsby
  • John Burgess
  • John O’Grady
  • John Skelton
  • Jonathan Oerez
  • Jorunn Musil
  • Jose Antonia Perona
  • Joshua Jay Tetreault
  • Juli†n Dorado
  • Julie Mattke
  • Julieta Cossari
  • Kalle Hagman
  • Kate Toropygina
  • Katia Daniel
  • Kelly Kingman
  • Kenneth Turner
  • Kevin van der Kooi
  • Kiki Tohme
  • Kristin Joiner
  • Kyle Rose
  • Laura Bertinelli
  • Lauren Chaikin
  • Le Viet Dung
  • Leander Herzog
  • Leonard Clagett
  • Linden Laserna
  • Little Factory
  • Louise Lawlor
  • Luarni Sim
  • Luke Chanis
  • Luke Kitt
  • Manolo Guerrero
  • Mara Hernandez
  • Marco Filinesi
  • Maria Piva
  • Maris Hartmanis
  • Mark Boroyan
  • Mark Koenig
  • Mark Webber
  • Meagan Buratto
  • Megan Fizell
  • Michelle Lam
  • Microsoft
  • Mirjana Lolic
  • Mohammad Hamad Zeinali
  • Mohammed
  • Alshoaiby
  • Morgan Sobel
  • Morris Fuller Benton
  • Moses Y. Pranata
  • Niamh Smith
  • Nick Konings
  • Ork Inc.
  • Palette Industries
  • Parul Kanodia
  • Paul K. Wirth
  • Rafael Chaves
  • Rafal Fedro
  • Raquel Arana
  • Raquel Quevedo
  • Razan Suliman
  • Remco van der Meer
  • Richard Banks
  • Richard Sykes
  • Robin Camille
  • Robin Camille David
  • Ron Miriello
  • Ronen Cohen
  • Ryan Riegner
  • Ryon Nishimori
  • S J Engraving
  • Sarah Mick
  • Satasha Wong
  • Scott Garner
  • Simon Page
  • Sloban Jesijevic
  • Stefan Chinof
  • Stefan Holodnick
  • Stephen E Nigl
  • Steve Cardno
  • Stuart Wade
  • Susan Angebranndt
  • Tang Yau Hoong
  • Tanner Ochel
  • Tariq Yossef
  • Teresa Cunningham
  • Tereza Cenic
  • Thomas Nebesar
  • Tino Meinert
  • ToDo Design
  • Troy Bedingfield
  • Valerie Spencer
  • Vhan Kim
  • Vian Peanu
  • Victoria Herford
  • Victorian Tran
  • Viktor Nübel
  • Will Scobie
  • Winzton Mondilla
  • Yen-Hui (Irene) Shih