lettering&politic

fravatta's picture

Hello everyone!
I'm Francesco Panatta, an italian student of gaphic design.
I'm doing research for my graduation thesis, about the relationship between lettering and politics and I need suggestions and bibliographical information on the theme.
Some of the most important cases I found are:
Roman epigraphy;
Carlo Magno;
Romain du Roi;
the use and disuse of fraktur in germany;
Could you please help me with your tips?
Thank you very much for your attention.

Best Regards :)

—F

HVB's picture

Here are a couple of articles relating typefaces and typography to the recent election campaign in the United States.

Obama Typography

What fonts tell us about the campaign

- Herb

dberlow's picture

Henry VIII, and the beginnings of type and politics in English.

hrant's picture

{To Follow}

sevag's picture

Stanley Morison - Politics and Script

hrant's picture

You know, the title of that book is sadly deceptive. :-(

hhp

dberlow's picture

There are many more great titles on this topic, but I know what "to follow" means and have not the urge to stick around for what really follows:)

Good luck with our thesis!

hrant's picture

It takes two to tango, and you're just leaning on the wall. :-)

But actually, I have so many hanging "To Follow"s, it's sad. I guess the Gory Days are never coming back.

hhp

fravatta's picture

@dberlow
@HVB
very interesting, thank you very much!

fravatta's picture

Sorry, guys, I'm new in this forum and don't know exactly what you mean with the sentence "To Follow".
However all I need are only few suggestions.
Thank You anyway :)
—F

dberlow's picture

LOL, welcome. [To Follow] means if Hrant hijacks this thread to argue, you won't find any good reading.

This one's on sale. I don't know any other of its kind, a survey for your purposes.

hrant's picture

I don't know how you define "hijack" - maybe I believe freely branching discussions is good for us (and I can't be alone in this). As for "arguing", some people just enjoy it more, and I try to do it for a good cause - when I don't please let me know and I'll try to pull back.

hhp

HVB's picture

@fravatta : To answer your question, "to follow" is a way to keep informed of additions to a message thread such as this one. All you have to do is click on "My profile/ myposts" and the resulting list will show all threads that you've contributed to, and will highlight those that have responses since you last visited that thread. (You DO have to refresh or reload the page to get the most current)

- Herb

Chris Dean's picture

I simply post a period [.] so I can follow the conversation.

hrant's picture

But that can seem like you wrote something and then deleted it; that's why I make my "hook" explicit. And I use curly braces for any "meta" stuff.

hhp

dezcom's picture

period works for me.

Chris Dean's picture

Both good points. Ha! Get it? Points??

I used to write “Tracking” but that got confused with the typographic term at times. I’ll try something close to Paul’s, only better. Wait and see…

Also, Paul, I noticed you didn’t sign your {To Follow} comment. What gives? ;P

dberlow's picture

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Hrant: "I...[]...I believe...[] I can't be alone ... "

I I I I me my me my mine. Sure bud. De post asks for a list of books. Instead of suggesting from what must be an extensive reading list of your own on this topic, or starting a new thread to argue about one aspect of one of the suggestions... this.
Well done, all.
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hrant's picture

David, don't you realize that I was simply defending myself here? I had no other reason to bring my self into this.

But maybe I should start new threads more diligently. Except I already spend too much time here...

As for recommending specific books, I really couldn't think of one that fits this exact description. Actually, that's not true: Bain and Shaw's "Blackletter: Type and National Identity" - although it's really quite narrow in scope. So/but I'd love to learn of more, hence the "To Follow".

hhp

dezcom's picture

@fravatta
"Public Lettering, Script, Power, and Culture"; Armando Petrucci
"Writing, Society and Culture in Early Rus, c. 950-1300"; Simon Franklin
"Language, Culture, Type" AtypI

Karl Stange's picture

Not strictly typography or lettering but very much related to the field of visual communication and politics, the work of Otto Neurath would be well worth looking at:

http://www.amazon.com/Hieroglyphics-Isotype-Visual-Autobiography/dp/0907...

fravatta's picture

Ok guys, I got it!
Thank you ALL for your help, I appreciated!
Best Regards,
—F

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