Typographica 7 edited by Herbert Spencer

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Herbert Spencer was the editor and founder of the highly coveted Typographica design journal. A total of thirty two issues were published between the years of 1949 and 1967. The journal was known for its high standards in design and production and eclectic mix of subject matter.

I love the cover of this issue and the printing and construction is top notch.

The contents of Typographica 7 include:

Thirty six typographers: work by Alan Flecther, Colin Forbes, Bob Gill, Tom Wolsey, Dennis Bailey, Derek Birdsall, George Mayhew, Peter Wilbur, Robert Brownjohn, Matthew Carter, Theo Crosby, Germano Facetti, Ken Garland, Richard Hollis and others

Design and history of Manhole covers, an article on Piet Zwart by Herbert Spencer, photographs by Euan Duff, an article on ephemera by Nicolete Gray and photos by Roger Mayne and Peter Boyce.

The issue is set in Monotype Grotesque series 215/216 and includes special inserts and pages printed by letterpress and offset-litho.

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also worth checking: Icographic Journal

Related reading: Typographica by Rick Poyner

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That cover is hot. It’s thats kind of style that got me into design.

I would love to put my hands on one of those.

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How can I get one of those?

Hey Lau, hmmm not sure. Issues are getting tough to find.

I got to flick (carefully and reverently) through a bunch of these, one of the tutors at my uni is Herbert Spencer’s daughter! He collected all kinds of other typographic prints/books etc, amazing stuff. Its hard to believe the age of some of the work in Typographica, if you didn’t see the date it could be a recent publication.

I know Herberts daughter quite well and was taught by her around 10 years ago (damn I’m getting old)! Anyhow…they are superb journals… If anyone is interested I hold many double copies of both the first and second series (almost complete sets), and I’m open to serious offers on them! Anyone interested should get in touch through my email… Pictures and a complete list can be issues upon request!

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