Author(s): Neville Brody
Fonts for you. A retrospective of the influential, experimental typeface annual. Apart from revolutionizing magazines ("The Face" and "Arena") and record cover design ("Depeche Mode"), Neville Brody is one of the world's leading typeface designers. In 1991, in collaboration with Jon Wozencroft, Brody started "FUSE", an experimental design and typeface annual with the ambition to innovate and explore the boundaries of the subject. Over the years, the collaborative worked with fellow typographers from around the world, making "FUSE" a sought-after collector's item. Each issue contains a selection of new typefaces (originally on floppy disk, then on CD), now via download, as well as essays on design by leading writers posters featuring the fonts. To commemorate the release of issue 20, TASCHEN brings you a 416-page compendium of all issues as well as number 19 and 20 in the original form (including 10 A2-size posters and the downloadable fonts). More than just a book, this is a design object complete with posters to decorate your walls. It is the legacy created by the best contemporary thinkers on typeface design. This title includes: 10 posters for the last 2 editions of "FUSE" as seen in the originals; keycard with code to download fonts from issue 19 and 20; complete out-of-print issues 1 to 18 compiled in a book designed by Neville Brody; and, posters designed by the most innovative graphic designers in the last two decades.
Neville Brody is an internationally renowned designer, typographer, art director, and brand strategist. He is the founder of the Research Studios network (www.researchstudios.com). In addition to lecturing and contributing to a variety of cultural and educational initiatives, Brody works both independently and alongside Research Studios designers on commercial and private projects. Jon Wozencroft is a Senior Tutor for the Visual Communication Programme at The Royal Collage of Arts in London. He is the author of The Graphic Language of Neville Brody 1 & 2, and set up FUSE with Brody in 1991. In 1982 Jon Wozencroft founded the audiovisual publisher Touch, to push the powerful chemistry between sound and visual media. His photography and design work has appeared in a number of publications, including Fax Art, Sampler, G1, Merz to Emigre and Beyond and most recently Cover Art By. Wozencroft has also taught at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, The London College of Printing, and has given lectures at numerous art colleges and universities around the world.