Curated by Erik Brandt, Ficciones Typografika was a project dedicated to typographic exploration in a public space. Over a five year period, a modest poster board hung in a Minneapolis neighbourhood became a barometer for experimental typographic practice within the global design community.
At 624 pages, 1642 is a dense tome that documents the complete project, featuring works ranging from big-name designers to students. Conceptually approached as the last Ficciones Typografika (hence the title 1642), the book is an expressive and visceral experience, rather than an encyclopaedic documentation. Every installation of works is reproduced along with an overprint of the original posters at 1:1 scale. The overprints are essential to the poster experience and provide the reader with an actual size window into the Ficciones Typografikaproject. The volume features text by Ben DuVall, and a Q&A between Erik Brandt and Paul Schmelzer from the Walker Reader. Published by Formist (Sydney).
624 pages, 30 x 21 cm, softcover, Formist (Sydney).