Spiekermann, Erik RHYME & REASON: A TOPOGRAPHIC NOVEL
Berlin: H. Berthold Ag, 1987. 3980072258 / 9783980072250 First edition in English. Small octavo. Translated by Spiekermann and edited by Paul Stiff. Hardcover. Very minor production rumpling to textblock, else a fine copy in orange-red cloth lettered in white, with white pen-in-hand device to front cover; housed in unprinted cardboard slipcase; no dust jacket, as issued.
Sublime little study of modern typesetting appealingly cloaked in a tongue-in-cheek narrative by the "self-confessed typomaniac," Spiekermann, one of the most provocative and influential of contemporary type and graphic designers. Illustrated throughout.