The original A2Z presented an astonishing array of alphabets, emblems, letters and signs with stunning graphics drawn from classic modernist publications and obscure professional manuals. It was a uniquely unconventional collection of fascinating visual material designed for practical and creative use.This spectacular updated version contains an abundance of newly-discovered material with over 130 new images, features the spectacular statistical charts of W. E. Du Bois and a wealth of rare graphics and ephemera.Capricious and unpredictable, it is an art book of a completely different kind that will be an indispensable source of ideas and inspiration for artists, poets, designers and other professionals of the letter, word and sign.
"If you're as obsessed with typefaces as us (has there ever been a more satisfying and deeply niche hobby?), we would like to direct you to a new book by Julian Rothenstein and Mel Gooding, A2Z+: Alphabet & Signs. A celebration of rare and vintage lettering, it includes 350 examples which make up one delightful typographic pleasure cruise through eye tests, avant-garde magazines and book covers."" Emerald Street""A2Z+: Alphabet & Signs by Julian Rothenstein and Mel Gooding is a rich archive of rare lettering and printed graphics, all collected from obscure sources and private collections. Ranging from modernist to antique, avant-garde to classic, this update to what was formerly A2Z+ includes over 100 new pages." It's Nice That
Mel Gooding lehrt als Professor an der Kunsthochschule in Wimbledon. Er ist Autor zahlreicher Kunstbücher und Künstler-Monografien, Kunstkritiker und Ausstellungskurator.