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Author Banham, Stephen.

Title Characters : cultural stories revealed through typography / Stephen Banham ; foreword by Rick Poynor.

Published Port Melbourne, Vic. : Thames & Hudson Australia ; Melbourne : State Library of Victoria, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  741.6099451 BANH    DUE 05-11-19
 UniM Southbank  741.60994 Ban    AVAILABLE
Physical description 272 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 x 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Type and signage surround us. They are part of our daily lives and the history of whichever city we happen to live in. Whether old or new, each sign has a story to tell. In Characters, Stephen Banham has meticulously researched the signage and typography of a city to present an exuberant collection of quirky, poignant and often funny stories. From architecture and advertising to cultural history and much more, Characters is a book that will appeal to historians, designers and typophiles alike. Featuring a treasure trove of long overlooked examples, Banham reveals how typography is a rich form of cultural expression, redefining the way we look at our surroundings one letter at a time. You will never walk down the street in the same way again.
Other author Poynor, Rick.
Subject Graphic design (Typography) -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.)
Visual communication -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.)
Public art -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.)
Signs and signboards -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.)
Melbourne (Vic.)
ISBN 9780500500262 (hbk.)