Notes on the Type, Time, Letters & Spirits

From Sternberg Press / The Contemporary Condition

Notes on the Type, Time, Letters & Spirits

By Dexter Sinister

Distributed for Sternberg Press




Three interconnected palimpsest essays recount (1) the backstory of a “meta” font recently updated by Dexter Sinister and used to typeset the Contemporary Condition book series, (2) a broad history of the rationalization of letterforms that considers the same typeface from “a higher point of disinterest,” and (3) a pending proposal for a sundial designed to operate in parallel physical and digital realms. Along the way they contemplate the ambiguous nature of our shared idea of *time* itself.

The Contemporary Condition series edited by Geoff Cox and Jacob Lund, Volume 06Copublished with Aarhus University and ARoS Art Museum


$12.00 T ISBN: 9783956793455 64 pp. | 4.75 in x 7.5 in

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