Sculpting Type Book Launch

Khatt Books new title, written and designed by Edo Smitshuijzen

23 Oct 2013

To celebrate the publication of Sculpting Type, Khatt Books and the Katara Art Center will host a book launch.
The publisher will present and discuss 3D Arabic Lettering and Ornament in a contemporary design and architectural context. 

The lecture and book presentation will be followed by refreshments. Entrance free.

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Sculpting Type, An Introduction to cnc Typography explores the terra incognita outside of the conventional two dimensional comfort zone of graphic design, venturing into the exciting new territories of 3D typography. Desktop manufacturing is transforming the way we fabricate products, and 3D printing machines and cheap cnc robots are charting the way for ordinary computer-users to become product designers as well as manufacturers. Ultra customization, one-offs, and low-costs manufacturing are the future for products and architecture alike.

Sculpting Type explains the basics of the wide range of manufacturing technologies for producing 3D typography. It discusses production options, problems, and how to best deal with them. But most of all, and by showcasing new design creations for products and architectural space, the author lifts up the lid of a bottomless Pandora’s box. One that has stayed closed for too long.

To celebrate the publication of Sculpting Type, Khatt Books and the Katara Art Center, will host a book launch on the 20th of October 20213, at the Katara Art Center, Building 5, Katara Cultural Village, PO Box 23280  Doha, Qata, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. 

For more information, press photos and/or interviews please contact info@khattbooks.com


You can browse through the book or order your copy at : http://www.khattbooks.com/shop/sculpting-type/
of visit and watch the author's 'Typescape Travels' films on his vimeo page: http://vimeo.com/search?q=Edo+Smitshuijzen//

Author: Edo Smitshuijzen
Published by: Khatt Books (Amsterdam 2013)
ISBN: 9789490939045
Edition: Paperback (with flaps), 17cm x 24cm, 256 pages, fully illustrated in Black & White
Languages: English with an Introduction in Arabic
Price: €37,50