Title: Letter forms. Formes de caracteres. Forme ...
Publisher: London: Peter Owen Ltd.
Publication Date: 1968
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
191 printed pages. Introduction in five languages. 150 complete alphabets. Red decorative endpapers. Vintage Foyles bookshop label on paste-down endpaper. 25 x 27.5 cm. Original black cloth with gilt and grey lettering along spine and on upper cover. Corners very slightly bumped. Original printed dustwrapper, torn at spine with bottom 5 cm missing, & with other creases and minor tears. Fred Lambert is an English designer for Letraset, as well as a lecturer at the London College of Printing. Fred Lambert designed Fonts including Annlie (EF), Annlie Extra Bold, Compacta, Compacta (EF), Compacta (Letraset), Compacta (Monotype), Compacta Black, Compacta Bold, Compacta Bold (Letraset), Compacta Light Compressed, and EF Linear. The dense, industrial appearance of Compacta was a popular genre in the early 1960s, and Rolling Stones albums such as Aftermath and 12 X 5 and the Who's I Can See For Miles either use Compacta or are in a similar style, as does the first edition of The Bell Jar. Compacta has remained popular on album covers, being used by The KLF on all their albums. Outside the UK, it was used as the titles and credits font for shows such as Emergency! and The Six Million Dollar Man, as well as on-screen by NBC Sports from 1991 to 1995, in the TV series Baywatch, the logotype to Devo's 2010 album Something for Everybody, and in the logo of Team Fortress 2. This font has been used by the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team since 1993 as well as the logo typeface for WWF SmackDown! from 1999 to 2001. Bookseller Inventory # 4408