‘Typographic Conundrums’ by Harry Pearce

I seem to have a very hot and cold relationship with the designs that Pentagram creates. I understand that it’s a large team of designers, but as often as they have a hit they, in my eyes, have some big misses. This new book by Harry Pearce called Typographic Conundrums? An absolute hit.

Mr. Pearce gave himself three rules to work and create with: one box, two colors and a single typeface. With seemingly so little he’s created an absolute trove of beautiful works, mostly based on clever visual puns. In his own words:

“I grew up in an age and a home where the words of Spike Milligan, Edward Lear, Peter Cook and Monty Python, among many others, filled the air. Nonsense that made sense; irreverence that became pure pleasure. Words became images, images words, and where was the line between the two? It didn’t matter as long as they gave you a smile of recognition.”

The book comes out on December 10th and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
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December 7, 2009