TenPoint Type Specimen

$21.00

The TenPoint type specimen is typeset in multiple layers of MuirMcNeil TenPoint in scales that increase in resolution and complexity while remaining at the same point size throughout. TenPoint is a modular type system constructed from repetitions of a single open cell within a fixed grid. It is an experiment in progressively reducing alphabetic forms to the tipping point between their function as carriers of information and pure abstractions.

The specimen also features "Beyond Words. Typographic units at the limits of alphabetic writing," a detailed study of MuirMcNeil’s work by the designer and educator Robert Hetherington.

Robert writes: “MuirMcNeil’s Point type systems question what a typeface is and what it does. By considering the various possible states of its existence, from language to object to image, they always return to the fundamental notion that the letter is dependent on both its own constituency and its relationship to something else.”

Published by MuirMcNeil

16 pages, 3 spot colors (neon pink, aubergine and metallic bronze inks), (folded) 33.11 × 23.39 inches; (unfolded)

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