Two and a half Books

Last week I got two books I was very much looking forward to (plus one I ordered because I ordered anyway). Both were books I got to know from Lexikaliker.


First up is Pencils by Marco Ferreri. The book is from 1996 (there was an exhibition, too) and is part of a project that started a year earlier with an exhibition and book about bookmarks. If you like cutlery, he got that covered with another book as well. The book itself is looking at a many different aspects of pencils and has fantastic pictures.


Up next is Bruckmann’s Handbuch der Schrift. I struggle to translate the title, because Schrift in German can mean script, font, scripture, handwriting, … This book covers all of these in great detail and with unusual examples for a book. There are quite a few haptic gimmicks included (examples of Braille, samples of print slides, …). This is certainly one of the best books I own. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be in print anymore…

Bruckmann's Handbuch der Schrift
Bruckmann’s Handbuch der Schrift

The last book is a  children’s book about pencils, ordered from CW Pencils, together with the Ferreri book. I haven’t really had a look yet, but I am sure the little one will like it.



3 thoughts on “Two and a half Books”

  1. Thank you for your comment.
    Both books are great, but especially Bruckmann’s. Thank you!
    I saw that there’s also Bruckmann’s Handbuch der Drucktechnik. That should be interesting, too, even though it might be a bit on the heavy side.
    I’m happy that you recognised the Mercator. Didn’t know you know it. Do you have one? I once read that they are commonly used by workers in the printing industry, to cut paper, etc, but I’m not sure how true that is. I try to be careful when I touch the carbon steel blade, to avoid it looking the way my 25 year old Opinel looks like. So far I’ve been successful 8^)

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