Modern Typography

Robin Kinross, Modern Typography: An Essay in Critical History, Korean edition, translated by Choi Sung Min (Yongin: Specter Press, 2009). Offset printing, paperback binding, page size 135 x 216 mm, 320 pp.

“A brisk tour through the history of Western typography, from the time (c.1700 in France and England) when it can be said to have become “modern.” A spotlight is directed at different cultures in different times, to trace the developments and shifts in modern typography. Attention is given to ideas, to social context, and to technics, thus stepping over the limited and tired tropes of stylistic analysis.” (From the website of Hyphen Press)

ISBN 978-89-93061-09-3 93600
Text in Korean
18,000 won

See also:
Kinross, Modern Typography (1992, 2004, 2009)
Kinross, Modern Typography, First Edn., Chapter 13
Kinross, Modern Typography, First Edn., Chapter 12
Kinross, Modern Typography, Korean Edn., Chapter 14
Kinross, Modern Typography: Exhibition
Kinross, Modern Typography: Announcement

While the overall design is loosely based on what the translation is made from — the second English edition (2004) — the cover nods at its first edition (1992), which was designed by the author himself and displayed a vivid expression of its defiant spirit.