Winter 2018

Artists’ letters

Artistype

By Tino Graß
Grass Publishers, €29.80

Despite the importance of words and letters in the history of art, few critics – and fewer books – have paid serious attention to the role of typography in fine art. This new collection of interviews and statements by contemporary artists using words and type is a welcome arrival in this surprisingly sparse critical landscape.

Artistype (Tino Graß, Grass Publishers, €29.80) is a small-format, 160 x 120 x 20cm, collection of interviews with fourteen contemporary artists, including Fiona Banner, Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner and Liam Gillick. In his introduction, designer / typographer Tino Graß states that art and visual communication ‘employ the same tools … which then lead to similar or identical forms of expression.’

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Cover and spread for Artistype by Tino Graß.

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Arianna Tilche, designer, London

Read the full version in Eye no. 95 vol. 24, 2018

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