Celebrate Dwiggins with Us!
We sincerely hope you are enjoying the book, which should now have reached all of you. Please join us in celebrating the publication of W. A. Dwiggins: A Life... Read more
Books Are Shipping!
After decades of research and writing, after months of design and photography, after weeks of production and printing, the ultimate biography of W. A. Dwiggins is now shipping to our... Read more
On the Cusp of Dwiggins Delivery
Hello, faithful backers. This is just a brief update to let you know that the wait is nearly over!
Standard and deluxe editions of the book have been bound and have... Read more
“How will it print?”
That’s the question posed by W. A. Dwiggins’s lettering in a 1936 brochure for the S. D. Warren paper company.
Today, we can answer that question... Read more
The Metal Squad Behind the Deluxe Dwiggins
Rare type and talent went into the making of the letterpress portfolio for W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design.
Dwiggins’s visual inventiveness was matched by his verbal wit, and... Read more
Index, Proofs, and Press Time!
We are in the home stretch! In the last few days, two significant developments triggered the last steps of book production, and we can now announce that we’ll... Read more
A Dwiggins Marionette Halloween Tale
Greetings, Dwiggins community! We have two timely updates for you today as we get closer to our press date.
First, as we prepare to go to press, November 10 will be... Read more
Update on the Progress of W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design
Last month we posted an update to celebrate the debut of Jim Parkinson’s Aluminia, the digital revival of Dwiggins’s Electra typeface that we commissioned for use in A... Read more
Announcing Aluminia, Jim Parkinson's recasting of W. A. Dwiggins's Electra typeface
Those of you who have followed the progress of Letterform Archive’s first publication, the forthcoming W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design, already know that this book will... Read more
Bruce Kennett Lectures on the Type Designs of W. A. Dwiggins
Hello, backers! A quick reminder that if you know of someone who missed an opportunity to participate in this campaign on Kickstarter, there is still time to preorder W. A. Dwiggins:... Read more
Calling all Bay Area Dwiggins Fans! Join us tomorrow for a talk by Bruce Kennett
If you live in the Bay Area, don’t miss W. A. Dwiggins and Linotype: The Official Releases, an entertaining and richly illustrated talk by author and designer Bruce Kennett.
Tuesday,... Read more
Thank You! What happens next ...
On behalf of Bruce Kennett, Rob Saunders, Stephen Coles, and everyone here at Letterform Archive, I would like to thank all 1,059 backers who helped bring this project to life... Read more
How Dwiggins Changed the Way Typefaces are Made
It’s been a pleasure being part of the publishing team this month. And as a member of Letterform Archive’s board, it is rewarding to witness the organization’s mission come into... Read more
A Message from Steven Heller
Last November at the Designers and Books Festival in New York, Rob Saunders and Bruce Kennett participated in a panel on W. A. Dwiggins that was moderated by renowned design... Read more
The Crew of the Ship Earth
In honor of Earth Day 2017, we bring you this small pamphlet, written and designed by Dwiggins nearly seventy-five years ago, and published by the Typophiles in 1943. The context... Read more
Stretch Goal: Help Us Digitize Dwiggins
W. A. Dwiggins has a posse. We launched our Kickstarter campaign on March 27, 2017 with the hope of reaching some of his many fans around the world. Here we... Read more
W. A. Dwiggins: The Quintessential Maker
Although W. A. Dwiggins is best known for his typefaces, book designs, and marionettes, a careful look at his entire output reveals that he was an innovative thinker across many... Read more
Another sneak peek inside "W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design" — Ornament
A Few Words about Chinese Spinach . . .
Dwiggins had a lifelong interest in ornament. Having grown up in a musical household, he had a deep love of... Read more
Pulling back the curtain: Dwiggins and Marionettes
We are thrilled with the immediate and enthusiastic response that followed the launch of our Kickstarter campaign last week. Thank you one and all for supporting this publication. ... Read more
We made it!
We are overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement. Thank you for your incredible support and enthusiasm for this project. The decades of research and passionate study that Bruce Kennett put... Read more
What an amazing first day!
Thanks to all of you who have provided early and generous support for this project!
We've raised over $36,000 — 73% of our goal — in this first day after... Read more
Introducing the Two-book Special: bundle two books and save on shipping.
Thank you so much for your support! We’re overwhelmed and grateful for the response and excited that we are nearly 60% funded.
Based on feedback from our amazing community of... Read more