W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design
Designer of books and types, calligrapher, illustrator, marionette engineer, and writer. W. A. Dwiggins was one of the most influential and innovative designers of the twentieth century, but what’s less known is the scope of his creativity, the fullness of his impressive body of work, and the inspiring attitudes with which he faced every challenge in life.
W.A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design was published by Letterform Archive after a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. On the campaign’s page you can see noted print historian Steven Heller talk about the book.
The standard hardcover edition can currently be purchased through Indie GoGo.
“W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design reminds us that living is an art. Bruce Kennett has written and designed a highly satisfying account of the life of the graphic artist and designer that fuses the life and work in a way that Dwiggins himself would have appreciated.” — Stephen Enniss, Director, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
“Plenty of biographers write books, very few illustrate them, and none so far as I know create the physical product. This book may well be unique in the history of biography.” — Carl Rollyson, biographer of Michael Foot, Amy Lowell, Marilyn Monroe, Sylvia Plath, and Susan Sontag