Mark Batty Publisher, New York. 2003. xxiv, 374 pp. + colophon. 4to (28,5 x 20 cm). Flexible binding. Dust jacket. Approximately 200 illustrations, some in full colour. New copy.
This beautifully designed book contains a rich collection of articles on typography and the printing arts from metal to digital type. Drawing on the archives of Matrix, the thirty-six carefully selected articles cover an eclectic and fascinating breadth of topics, ranging from the earliest type design techniques to the latest in typeface and design developments.
The list of contributors is a Who is Who from the world of type and graphic design, and includes many of the most important names in the type world.
This volume includes introductory essays by John Randle, principal of the Whittington Press and publisher of Matrix, the renowned annual journal of the printing arts, and by John D. Berry, editor, writer, typographer, and book designer.
Among the Matrix authors are: Mark Armon, Colin Banks, David Bethell, Dan Carr, Sebastian Carter, Roderick Cave, J. F. Coakley, Alan Dodson, John Dreyfus, Justin Howes, Jerry Kelly, James Mosley, Fiona Ross, Christopher Skelton, Glenn Storhaug, Jan Van Krimpen.