A Global Survey of Typographic Installations
- ISBN 9780500241431
- 25.00 x 19.00 cm
- PLC (no jacket)
- 365 Illustrations, 290 in colour
- First published 2013
LetterScapes is a tribute to the power of type writ large.
A global survey of one of the most creative areas of public art – large-scale typographic installations – featuring work by nearly forty practitioners.
Today we are bombarded with words – public spaces are saturated with a discordant mix of messages. But sometimes a sentence, a word or even a single letter can stop us in our tracks. LetterScapes features thirty-seven such works from all over the world, by artists and designers with large international followings.
Photographs, maps and diagrams explore each project in detail, and an introduction highlights the cultural importance and common themes of the works featured. Interviews with key designers provide a personal insight into why they chose words over images to transmit their message, how the locations for their work are chosen, how they selected the material and the typeface, and how they think their work connects with its particular landscape or setting.
Anna Saccani studied Visual Communications and Multimedia Design at IUAV, Venice. She has worked as a graphic designer and writes for such architecture and design magazines as Casabella.