Willi Kunz Typography Books

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Alberto's picture
Joined: 26 Nov 2004 - 3:56am
Willi Kunz Typography Books

there are two Niggli books by Willi Kunz:

1. Typography: Macro and Microaesthetics
2. Typography: Formation + Transformation

What is the difference between them? Are they two volumes of a single manual? Is the latter a new edition of the former? What do you think about them?


P.S. What is the internet address of Willi Kunz Studio?

Stephen Coles's picture
Joined: 14 May 2001 - 11:00am

Kevin van der Leek touched on the difference at Typographica.

Terry Biddle's picture
Joined: 21 May 2005 - 1:42pm

Personally, I think Typography: Formation + Transformation is WAY overpriced. $100 bucks for a hardback book is steep. It should be at least HALF that price. There are other books that can teach you about type and grid structures. You can get TWO books for the same price and can learn the same thing.

Univers is a GREAT typeface...but given that this is the 21st century, there are many other type choices.