Edited by FontShop co-founder Erik Spiekermann and Dutch writer/designer Jan Middendorp, this book showcases the history and influence of the award-winning foundry. The book is replete with real-world examples of FontFonts in use, from high-profile ad campaigns for big automakers and fast food giants to iconic poster designs for the Tyson/Tubbs heavyweight battle in Tokyo and New York’s Shakespeare in the Park. They even threw one of my business card designs in there.
“Made with FontFont” includes art and articles by Strange Attractors, John D. Berry, Peter Bilak, Neville Brody, Susanna Dulkinys, Eboy, Rian Hughes, Max Kisman, Akira Kobayashi, LettError, Ellen Lupton, Martin Majoor, Albert-Jan Pool, Paula Scher, Christian Schwartz, Nick Shinn, Fred Smeijers, Studio Dumbar, and xplicit.
An interview that I wrote a number of years ago for Font Magazine (my inaugural piece of graphic design writing!) is included in the book- it’s an interview with Bay Area FontFont type designer and nice guy Alan Greene.
“Made with FontFont” is a companion to “FiFFteen”, an exhibition celebrating FontFont and FUSE. The show has been traveling internationally, with previous stops including Barcelona, Berlin, Helsinki, London, and New York.
Hardcover, 352 pages, color illustrations