(Greensboro, NC): John Neal Books, (2013),
First Edition. quarto, ochre cloth in dust jacket. (264) pp. John Neal Books, Item #29034
A profusely illustrated, full-color retrospective of John Stevens' work with letterforms. Includes calligraphy and lettering -- artworks, personal work, experimental work, commissioned work -- as well as graphic work and type design. His body of work spans paper to stone, books to walls, hand lettering to type and the digital realm. In the text, Stevens presents his approach to a design or work and his thoughts on letterforms, and continues with a discussion on tools, teaching, design and writing in general. Using his body of work as example, he makes the case that divisions between fine arts and graphic arts are mostly irrelevant. Extensively illustrated in black and white and in color. The black matte dust jacket show some fingerprints to the back panel but without wear. Book very fine.