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by Roberto De Vicq de Cumptich

eBook Men of Letters and People of Substance download ISBN: 1567923380
Author: Roberto De Vicq de Cumptich
Publisher: David R Godine (October 31, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 96
ePub: 1226 kb
Fb2: 1824 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Art and Photo
Subcategory: Graphic Design

May 27, 2013 Stephen rated it it was amazing. Shelves: 2013-reads, artists-work-bio. This did not, yes, but beyond that, it felt like a move towards the spatial dimensionality of sculpture-seeing letterforms and icons as blocks onto which entire new systems of representation are mapped, and chiseled.

Creates portraits of literary heroes using only the letters of their name and a typeface that represents their style of writing

Creates portraits of literary heroes using only the letters of their name and a typeface that represents their style of writing.

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Designer Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich interviewed by Debbie Millman for Design Matters. Wonderful stuff: Roberto’s most recent book Men of Letters & People of Substance is published by God.

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In his most recent book, Men of Letters and People of Substance (public library) - a gallery of famous portraits created entirely out of.

In his most recent book, Men of Letters and People of Substance (public library) - a gallery of famous portraits created entirely out of letters and objects, with an introduction by none other than Francine Prose - de Vicq de Cumptich writes: Design is not Art, since Art exists as an answer to a question posed by an individual artist, while Design exists as an answer to a question posed by the marketplace. De Vicq de Cumptich stresses the role of humor in making the audience feel intelligent, a core responsibility of great design also championed by Massimo Vignelli

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Designer Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich has embraced the possibilities of using fonts to illustrate images. In 2008 these portraits were collected in Men of Letters and People of Substance (David Godine Publishers)

Designer Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich has embraced the possibilities of using fonts to illustrate images. In 2008 these portraits were collected in Men of Letters and People of Substance (David Godine Publishers). Part of the fun is to have a rigid set of limitations, de Vicq said.

Graphic artists recognize genius when they see it, and most acknowledge that de Vicq's website and book, "Bembo's Zoo," was a milestone in creative design. In his new effort, de Vicq takes the designs of type and ornaments (known affectionately in the trade as "dingbats") and common linecuts to form the faces of his literary heroes. In the second part he combines type ornaments and icons to suggest a face with singular attributes: pride, fear, fanaticism, and surprise. But these are not drawings; they are images arranged from the combination of specific and discrete graphic forms. They are created on a computer and not in a composing stick. They are the face, and faces, of the future.Printed throughout in two colors, often displaying the various letters, sorts and ornaments that make up the whole, this is our typographic offering of the year wholly original, totally inventive. In these typographic assemblies transformed into ingenious portraits, de Vicq has managed, in the prose of Prose, "to make the alphabet sing." With a preface by Francine Prose
Comments: (3)
Ka
One of those books that provide a uniquely visual enjoyment along with a distinct literary perspective. One of those books that you can't resist showing to others.
Original
This book is an excellent example of why I love to "haunt" bookstores and used book sales.This is where you find those treasures you may never have known existed and often they are out of print,and very often they were printed in small numbers.That is just how I found this book.I was at the cash register,paying for some books,when I spotted this book on a table with other "Specially Priced Books".The cover got my attention,first because I love art involving silhouettes,books about books and writers,Calligraphy,and graphic arts.The cover design included all of these and the title "Men of Letters &People of Suibstance" left me wondering what the book was about.Also, the name of the author was completly unfamiliar to me.So,I had to pick it up and a 30 second "thumb-through"was All I needed to add it to my purchases.The first page I opened had a portrait I immediately recognized as Stephen King ,a flip back gave me Oscar Wilde and Mark Twain facing each other.All three of these portraits were unbelievable likenesses and created with what seemed like a minimum of "squiggles" of the pen.
To call the amazing quality and imagination of the lines,characters,"squiggles" does not do this artwork justice but is intended to praise the simplicity which it tends to suggest.No doubt the ability to create such wonderful graphics is a great skill requiring a number of talents.
If you happen to be someone who is impressed with this book and would like to see more this sort of thing,I highly recommend you look for these two comprehensive books on the subject often referred to as Optical Illusions or Trompe L'Oeil.

"Master Master of Illusions" by Sandro Del-Prete (My Review posted June,2010)
and
"Masters of Deception" by Al Seckel (My Review posted November 30,2004)
Talrajas
Men of Letters begins with an elegant series of portraits of literary giants composed solely of typefaces and typographic ornaments. It would seem clever enough that each portrait is illustrated by using only the letters from one specific font which perfectly suits it's subject; but each likeness is also remarkable. The reader sees the individual letters and images of the famous writers simultaneously, like portraits by a modern Archimboldo. In the next part of the book the author creates faces from arrangements of multiple pictograms that reveal specific themes such as Greed or Fear. Anyone who attempts to use the computer creatively will be awed by de Vicq's mastery.
This a the perfect gift for designers, writers, readers, and students.