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Art Déco by Norbert Wolf, Prestel

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jul 12th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    Art Déco by Norbert Wolf, Prestel 1
    Source: https://www.randomhouse.de Prestel. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The German cover of Prestel’s coffee table book on Art Deco is a triple Cassandre: It combines an adaptation of his “Normandie” travel poster from 1935 with a title set in Bifur (1929), the first typeface designed by the great French artist. The author’s name is rendered in Cassannet, a contemporary font based on lettering seen on posters by A.M. Cassandre.

    The English version (see below) is case of LTypI: The cover of this edition uses a face simply named Art Deco. It was issued by Mecanorma in 1975 and is credited to M. Schmidt.

    Design: Liquid, Augsburg. Layout: Wolfram Söll, designwerk, Munich. Hardcover with slipcase, 288pp., 260×375 mm, cover design with metallic silver foil stamping and edge coloring.

    Art Déco by Norbert Wolf, Prestel 2
    Source: http://www.liquid.ag Liquid. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Cover detail with the silver foil stamping.
    Source: http://www.liquid.ag Liquid. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Cover detail with the silver foil stamping.

    Chapter opening in Cassannet, with its superscript and underlined glyphs used for secondary words.
    Source: http://www.liquid.ag Liquid. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Chapter opening in Cassannet, with its superscript and underlined glyphs used for secondary words.

    Spread from the interior with a painting by Suzanne Phocas (Portrait de Metzinger, 1926). The text typeface is yet unidentified. It’s a wonky interpretation of Edward Johnston’s typeface for the London Underground, with diamond-shaped dots and a monocular a, and doesn’t strike me as a successful choice.
    Source: https://www.randomhouse.de Prestel. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Spread from the interior with a painting by Suzanne Phocas (Portrait de Metzinger, 1926). The text typeface is yet unidentified. It’s a wonky interpretation of Edward Johnston’s typeface for the London Underground, with diamond-shaped dots and a monocular a, and doesn’t strike me as a successful choice.

    Cover of the English edition (2016), featuring Mecanorma Art Deco.
    Source: https://prestelpublishing.randomhouse.de Prestel. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Cover of the English edition (2016), featuring Mecanorma Art Deco.

    Art Déco by Norbert Wolf, Prestel 7
    Source: http://www.liquid.ag License: All Rights Reserved.

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    • Bifur
    • Cassanett
    • Art Deco
    • unidentified typeface

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