Ficciones Typografika: 1642
Curated by graphic designer and educator Erik Brandt, Ficciones Typografika was a project dedicated to typographic exploration in a private space.
Over a five-year period, a modest poster board hung in a Minneapolis neighbourhood—it became a barometer for experimental typographic practice within the global design community.
This dense volume documents the entire project, which featured diverse and playful work, from well-known and established designers to talented students.
Conceptually approached like the Ficciones Typografika project itself, the book is an expressive and visceral experience, rather than an encyclopaedic documentation. It reproduces every installation of work along with an overprint of the original posters.
With a text by Ben DuVall and a conversation between Brandt and Paul Schmelzer
Edited by Mark Gowing
Designed by Mark Gowing and Alexander Tanazefti
Published by Formist, 2019
Softcover, 624 pages, color and b&w, 8.25 × 11.75 inches