[International Center for the Typographic Arts]: TYPOMUNDUS 20. New York City: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1966 [simultaneously published for Great Britain and the British Common wealth by Studio Vista Ltd., London and for Germany, Austria and Switzerland by Otto Maier Verlag, Ravensburg, Germany]. First edition. Text in English, French and German. A very good or better hard cover book with minor shelf wear including yellowing in a good dust jacket with shelf wear including yellowing, small tears on the front and back cover's bottom fore edge and some smudging on the back cover. Former owners inkstamp on front free endpaper, otherwise interior unmarked and very clean. Out-of-print.
8.75 x 11.25 scarce hardcover book with approx. 575 b/w typographic examples. Over 500 entries were selected from 10,000 entries by the jury for Typomundus 20; they include a "cross-section of graphic communication since 1900: advertising, packaging, posters, books, trademarks, etc." The exhibition premiered in New York City in 1965 and also at Vision 65, an ICTA world congress on communication at Southern Illinois University. Jury memebers included Horst Erich Wolter, Olle Eksell, Hans Neuburg, Anton Stankowski, Louis Dorfsman, Carl Dair, Piet Zwart, Roger Excoffon, Hiromu Hara, Max Caflisch, Oldrich Hlavsa and Hermann Zapf. Paul Rand served as Honorary Chairman.
Laid in is a copy of the Call for Entries: Paul Rand [Honorary Chairman]: TYPOMUNDUS 20 CALL FOR ENTRIES. New York: the International Center for the Typographic Arts, 1965. Original edition. Text in English, French and German. A very good original Prospectus printed in two colors and folded into quarters, as mailed. Newsprint lightly toned with two small chips out of the perforated left edge.
Contents include Paul Rand's Call for Entries , a preface by Aaron Burns, Director of The International Center for the Typographic Arts, a short biography for each juror, a short preface by each juror and small portfolio of each juror's work [3-4 pieces].
Sections include Books, Book Jackets, Reports, Magazines, Newspapers, Printing for Commerce, Posters, Advertisements, Packaging, Record Covers, Experimental, Special Occasions, Miscellaneous Typography and Lettering and Calligraphy.
Designers include Aaron Burns, Paul Zimmerman, Oldrich Hlavsa, Louis Dorfsman, Robert Braunmuller, Jan Tschichold, Horst Erich Wolter, Herb Lubalin, Carl F. Zahn, William Golden, Elain Lustig, Erik Nitsche, Karl Gerstner, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Ladislav Sutnar, Alvin Lustig, Rudolph de Harak, Zdenek Seydl, Piet Zwart, George Tscherny, Erwin Poell, Saul Bass, Ikko Tanaka, Hermann Zapf, Fletcher/Forbes/Gill, Ivan Chermayeff, Walter Ender, Paul Renner, Joe Weston, Lester Beall, Wim Crouwel, Gene Federico, S. Neil Fujita, Max Caflisch, Giovanni Pintori, Anton Stankowski, Armin Hofmann, Walter Breker, Hans Jurgen Rau, Pierre Mendell/Klaus Oberer, Gerstner, Gredinger & Kutter, Franco Grignani, Reid Miles, Shigeo Fukuda, Will Burtin and Irving Harper among many others.
A sample spread from this volume can be viewed here.
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