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Ultrabold [issue no.1]


A showcase of visual communication accessible to newcomers, enthusiasts and graphics professionals alike, Ultrabold is the journal of St Bride Library. Its editorial policy encompasses the full breadth of the Library’s collections; current design projects and expressive personal work rub shoulders with historical investigations and appreciations. Each issue is 40pp, illustrated in full colour throughout.

This issue:

The street typography and signage of Budapest
Will Hill

Fast Type, Slow Type: Friends of St Bride Library conference preview
Caroline Archer

The distaff side: women as printers
Paul Nash

Inspirational books: pages that make an impact
Jonathan Doney

Exhibition and lecture reviews

Caslon's Etruscan punches: a gem from the collection
Clare Amos

Book reviews

Font Open House: four foundries tempt you with their wares
Fontworks, Fontsmith, Acme Fonts and P22 Type Foundry

Graffiti: overground archaeology or environmental crime?
Alison Barnes

College focus: Central St Martins
Phil Baines and Catherine Dixon

Softback, 26.5 x 19 cm, 40 pages per issue, colour illustrations.