The Movable Book of Letterforms
Graphic Design, Pop-Up, paper engineering
An introduction to letterforms: their origins, anatomy, and unique characteristics.
- The Movable Book of Letterforms
- This pop-up book serves as a basic introduction to letterforms, their origins, and unique characteristics. Type plays a fundamental role in the communication process as much through the shapes and styling of the letterforms as the actual words that they join to form.
This book also attempts to demonstrate how movable books can be used to educate and create visual impact for audiences of all ages.
Interior: digital print on Mohawk Superfine 80lb cover
Cover: Laval velour bookcloth debossed with polymer plate
All movable parts cut and assembled by hand.
22 pages, 8.25" x 8.25" x 2.25"
Edition of 3
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All works © Kevin Steele 2012. Please do not reproduce without the expressed written consent of Kevin Steele.