As a member of the International Society of Typographic Designers, ISTD for short, I was extremely excited to hear that the ISTD were producing a book for their ISTD International Typographic Awards 2014 (ISTD Awards for short).
This book acts as a three year snapshot of work (1 May 2011 to 4 June 2014) entered from around the world by designers who use typography as an integral part of their design process. The ISTD boast about the book being a truly inspiring sourcebook of typographic excellence. It is certain to become a sought after item.
“176 pages full-colour, thread-sewn with foiled covers – this latest Awards book features the successful entries selected for the ISTD International Typographic Awards 2014. We are pleased to let you know that a free copy of the book will be posted out to all ISTD members soon.” (ISTD, 2014)
The book was designed and produced by Clare Playne FISTD and her team at Playne Design, with the wonderful photographic work by John Reynolds — and paper sponsored by Fenner Paper.
“We would like to remind you that ISTD is run on an entirely voluntary basis and this particular project involves hundreds of hours of work from a small dedicated team. The ISTD Awards are held triennially – the next awards will be in 2017 – we may just about have recovered by then!” (ISTD, 2014)
[Image credit to John Reynolds]
Now the finer details, the pricing of the book and where you can purchase this great piece of printed design. All current ISTD members will have a free copy of this book posted to them soon. If you wish to purchase the book then it is, for now, at a release exclusive price of £16 (members and non-members) until October 10 — after which it will return to the full retail price of £20 for non-members and £16 for members.
You can purchase the book from the ISTD Shop: ISTD Awards book 2014
I will follow-up with another post once I have received my copy of the book, so watch this space.