TYPOMUNDUS 20. New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1966. International Center for the Typographic Arts.

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TYPOMUNDUS 20

International Center for the Typographic Arts

[International Center for the Typographic Arts]: TYPOMUNDUS 20. New York City: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1966 [simultaneously published for Great Britain and the British Common wealth by Studio Vista Ltd., London and for Germany, Austria and Switzerland by Otto Maier Verlag, Ravensburg, Germany]. First edition. Text in English, French and German. Quarto. White fabricoid boards decorated in gold. Printed dust jacket. Unpaginated. Introductory articles followed by 545 black and white typographic examples. Upper corners bumped. Jacket lightly edgeworn with a couple of short, closed tears. Interior unmarked and very clean. Out-of-print. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket.

8.75 x 11.25 hardcover book with 545 black and white typographic examples. Over 500 entries were selected from 10,000 entries by the jury for Typomundus 20; they include a "cross-section of graphic communication since 1900: advertising, packaging, posters, books, trademarks, etc." The exhibition premiered in New York City in 1965 and also at Vision 65, an ICTA world congress on communication at Southern Illinois University. Jury memebers included Horst Erich Wolter, Olle Eksell, Hans Neuburg, Anton Stankowski, Louis Dorfsman, Carl Dair, Piet Zwart, Roger Excoffon, Hiromu Hara, Max Caflisch, Oldrich Hlavsa and Hermann Zapf. Paul Rand served as Honorary Chairman.

Contents include Paul Rand's Call for Entries [1963], a preface by Aaron Burns,  Director of The International Center for the Typographic Arts, a short biography for each juror, a short preface by each juror and small portfolio of each juror's work [3-4 pieces].

Sections include Books, Book Jackets, Reports, Magazines, Newspapers, Printing for Commerce, Posters, Advertisements, Packaging, Record Covers, Experimental, Special Occasions, Miscellaneous Typography and Lettering and Calligraphy.

Designers include Aaron Burns, Paul Zimmerman, Oldrich Hlavsa, Louis Dorfsman,  Robert Braunmuller, Jan Tschichold, Horst Erich Wolter, Herb Lubalin, Carl F. Zahn, William Golden, Elaine Lustig, Elaine Lustig Cohen, Erik Nitsche, Karl Gerstner, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Ladislav Sutnar, Alvin Lustig, Rudolph de Harak, Zdenek Seydl, Piet Zwart, George Tscherny, Erwin Poell, Saul Bass, Ikko Tanaka, Hermann Zapf, Fletcher/Forbes/Gill, Ivan Chermayeff, Walter Ender, Paul Renner, Joe Weston, Lester Beall, Wim Crouwel, Gene Federico, S. Neil Fujita, Max Caflisch, Giovanni Pintori, Anton Stankowski, Armin Hofmann, Walter Breker, Hans Jurgen Rau, Pierre Mendell/Klaus Oberer, Gerstner, Gredinger & Kutter, Franco Grignani, Reid Miles, Shigeo Fukuda, Will Burtin, Robert Brownjohn, Brownjohn Chermayeff & Geismar, John Follis, Robert Heinecken, Irving Harper among many others.

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