26 Letters: Illuminating the Alphabet
Edited by Freda Sack, John Simmons and Tim Rich, and designed by Peter Dawson, Grade Design
In 2004, the International Society of Typographic Designers and the writing group 26 joined forces to explore the DNA of language. Twenty-six business writers were randomly paired with twenty-six graphic designers, given one letter each and asked to create a collaborative work that celebrated, explored, questioned, elucidated or subverted that letter. In a series of diary pieces, each pair wrote about the excitement and frustration, the research and the concepts, the relationships and the techniques that led to the finished works that were on show in a landmark exhibition at the British Library, London. This book features work by such design luminaries as Derek Birdsall, Alan Fletcher, Alan Kitching, Erik Spiekermann,and Brian Webb.