Gratuitous Type is an occasional pamphlet of typographic smut. Celebrating the letter in all its forms, the magazine highlights exciting contemporary design and art from around the world, offering a voyeuristic look into the practices of our favorite letter-makers.
Issue 4 1/2 is the first in a series of half issues created to examine tangential subjects introduced in our full issues but not explored in detail in their pages. In Issue 4.5, we reunite with design collective Letterproeftuin; examine the impact of Enzo Mari’s work in the wake of contemporary open-source design; chat with Andrea Hyde and Eric Price; celebrate Corita Kent's ever-inspiring Rules and Hints for Students and Teachers; and examine the rise of the designer as shopkeeper.
6x8.5", 64 pages Printed in the USA. Edition of 1500
Issue 4 features interviews and projects from:
Claire Husse, Europa, Dries Wiewauters, Table of Contents, Raw Color, Letterproeftuin, Pure Magenta, Kokoro & Moi, Tim Lahan, and Emmet Byrne. Each issue includes an blind embossed insert designed and printed by Letterproeftuin.
7.5x10", silk screened acetate cover, 72 pages Printed in Canada, USA, and Belgium. Edition of 2000