Looks like a nice opportunity to write about type...
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From: Kevin Larson
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Date: 10 February 2016 at 16:58
Subject: Re: [ATypI] publication
To: ATypI member discussion list
Chuck Bigelow and I are guest editing a 50th anniversary issue of the journal Visible Language, which began in 1967 as the Journal for Typographic Research. This special issue is returning to the journal's roots by reflecting on advances in typography over the past 50 years. We have been busy recruiting articles from many experts worldwide on typography, type design, reading research, typographic history, and type technology. If you would like to propose an article on one of these or related subjects, we are very interested in hearing from you.
In addition to articles about typographic advances, we are also planning short remembrances (500 words or less) of influential typographers, now deceased, who were editors, advisers or authors in the first years of the journal. So far we have remembrances for Hermann Zapf, Fernand Baudin, G. W. Ovink, and Adrian Frutiger, and more are coming in. We are hoping for people to write remembrances/brief biographies of Bror Zachrisson, Nicolete Gray, Jean Larcher, Walter Tracy, A.S. Osley, Pieter Brattinga, Philippe Schuwer, and others. If you would like to contribute a brief bio, please let us know.
As this issue will serve also as a reference work, we would like to include a list of the 50 most important books published in the past 50 years about the artistic, scholarly, historical, technical or other salient aspects of writing, reading, typography, graffiti, and related subjects,including books about outstanding practitioners of typography, type design, calligraphy, and lettering. For example: Harry Carter's "A View of Early Typography", Emil Ruder's "Typographie", Edward Catich's "Origin of the Serif".
If you wish to nominate a book, which could include collections of essays, please send us the bibliographic information and a few sentences about why it is important.
Further, we would like to include brief mentions of outstanding archival collections of typographic materials and books about typography, such as the Plantin-Moretus Museum, the St Bride Foundation, the Lyon Musée de l'imprimerie, and the Gutenber Museum in Mainz, to name a few. We would welcome suggestions of others.
Our due date for manuscripts and suggestions is April 15, 2016.
Sincerely, Chuck and Kevin
Chuck Bigelow <chuck.bigelow * gmail punto com>,
Kevin Larson <kevlar * microsoft punto com>