• Post Typography

Artist Music Journals Vol.1, Ed 07

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amj07 - 2010

This limited edition small book series, focuses on the inseparable connection between music and art. The book is limited to 1,000 hand numbered copies, printed on thick stock, offset, box-scored and saddle stitched, and comes packaged in a 10 inch jacket. There is a letterpressed sticker wrapping the opening of the jacket with a replication of the artist\'s signature, the volume, installment number, and edition.

Edition 07 in the ongoing Artist Music Journals series features the work of the legendary Baltimore based design team Post Typography, who also happen to moonlight as two thirds of the wonderful rock band Double Dagger. For their AMJ, Bruce and Nolen chose to archive a large collection of their flyer and poster work for Double Dagger, while adding notes, stories and drawings about each work pictured.

About Post Typography -
Originally conceived as an avant-garde anti-design movement by Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen, Post Typography has come to encompass the pair\'s creative collaborations including graphic design, illustration, conceptual typography, and custom lettering, with additional forays into art, apparel, curatorial work, design theory, and vandalism. Their work has received numerous fancy design awards and has been featured in such books as Ellen Lupton\'s textbook Graphic Design: The New Basics, Phaidon\'s Area 2, and Taschen\'s Contemporary Graphic Design, as well as a new monograph of the studio\'s work by European publisher Pyramyd Editions.

As longtime Baltimore residents, Strals and Willen maintain a strong presence in the local arts and music communities, contributing to numerous art and design exhibitions in Baltimore and beyond. In 2005 Post Typography curated Alphabet: An Exhibition of Hand-Drawn Lettering and Experimental Typography, a highly regarded art show that has traveled nationally to dozens of galleries and universities over the past five years. The studio recently wrote and designed Lettering & Type, a book on lettering and typeface design published by Princeton Architectural Press in Fall 2009.

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