Launched by Neville Brody and Jon Wozencroft in 1991, FUSE was the groundbreaking publication that took design and typography into radically new and unforeseen spaces. The major influence of its revolutionary and experimental approach to typographic language reverberates still, and today--20 years after its launch--the explorations carried out by some of the most famous and influential names in the industry stand out as futuristic and ahead of their time.
Taking the alphabet as its base, and enabled by the advent of digital design, FUSE became a laboratory for new ideas and risks, as well as a hothouse of new thinking. Published over 20 editions, each issue was themed and included both fonts and posters by specially commissioned collaborators, all of which are on show here.To commemorate the release of issue 20, TASCHEN brings you a complete compendium of all the issues. Exclusive to this publication are FUSE19 and FUSE20, two newly commissioned and never-before-published issues, in the form of 10 A2 posters and 24 downloadable fonts, making this boxed edition a collector's item. This is the legacy created by the best contemporary thinkers on typeface design: the list of contributors to FUSE reads like a who's who of typographic design, from Erik Spiekermann to Stefan Sagmeister, Peter Saville, Jonathan Barnbrook and Tobias Frere-Jones, plus many more. Editorial contributors include Adrian Shaughnessy and Jon Wozencroft.Included in this special edition:
10 exclusive posters from the never-before-seen editions of FUSE19 and FUSE20
A compilation of the work of the most innovative and renowned typographic designers of the last two decades
Keycard with code to download fonts from issues 19 and 20
Complete out-of-print issues 1 to 18 compiled in a book designed by Neville Brody
Taschen, 9783836525015, 416pp.
Publication Date: April 19, 2012
About the Author
Neville Brody is an internationally renowned designer, typographer, art director, and brand strategist. He is the founder of the Research Studios network (www.researchstudios.com). In addition to lecturing and contributing to a variety of cultural and educational initiatives, Brody works both independently and alongside Research Studios designers on commercial and private projects.
Jon Wozencroft is a Senior Tutor for the Visual Communication Programme at The Royal Collage of Arts in London. He is the author of "The Graphic Language of Neville Brody" 1 & 2, and set up "FUSE" with Brody in 1991. In 1982 Jon Wozencroft founded the audiovisual publisher Touch, to push the powerful chemistry between sound and visual media. His photography and design work has appeared in a number of publications, including "Fax Art," "Sampler," "G1," "Merz to Emigre and Beyond" and most recently "Cover Art By." Wozencroft has also taught at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, The London College of Printing, and has given lectures at numerous art colleges and universities around the world.