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November, 2011 Monthly archive

Just purchased the 2011 D&AD Annual designed Pentagram’s Harry Pearce for the bookshelf.

Available from Taschen.

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Twenty-six characters is a celebration of Nokia Pure: its design story, its distinctive features, and its value as a unique brand asset. It details how the typeface was designed and developed with the user interface in mind, and how it was crafted into a contemporary typeface at the Dalton Maag foundry.

In many ways, this book is a how-to manual for creating a custom typeface. It’s also design inspiration, a specimen sheet, a rough guide to typography and the tale of a global business undergoing radical change. All in all, it’s a visual treat for type lovers, and the first step in establishing a visual language in which Nokia Pure can thrive. Both inspiration and guidance, Twenty-six characters will reach the agencies, designers and creatives worldwide who will influence how the Nokia identity is communicated for years to come.

Twenty-six characters features contributions from Bruno Maag and Ron Carpenter of Dalton Maag, as well as the branding, marketing and design specialists at Nokia who helped create the font. It was designed by Nokia Design Visual Communications.

Thank you to Ivan for the information and images.

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