Gratuitous
Type

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.

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Issue 4 features interviews and projects from: Claire HussEuropaDries WiewautersTable of ContentsRaw ColorLetterproeftuinPure MagentaKokoro & MoiTim LahanEmmet Byrne. Each issue includes an blind embossed insert designed and printed by Letterproeftuin.

7.5x10", silkscreened acetate cover, 72 pages Printed in Canada, USA, and Belgium. Edition of 2000

Issue 4

Acetate cover silkscreened with copper ink

Europa, photographs by Lena C. Emery

Dries Wiewauters, photographs by Jim Campers

Table of Contents, photographs by Clayton Cotterell

Raw Color, photographs by Daan Paans

Letterproeftuin

Pure Magenta, photographs by Stephanie Gonot and Pure Magenta

Kokoro & Moi, photographs by Aapo Huhta

Tim Lahan, photographs by Chris Maggio

Emmet Byrne, photographs by Peter Happel Christian

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This color-themed issue includes conversations with: Bendita Gloria, Fanette Mellier, Hato Press, Hvass&Hannibal, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, Studio Lin, Studio Newwork, as well as a centerfold insert by Marine Duroselle. Each issue also invludes one of three risograph prints created by Jordy van den Nieuwendijk.

7.5x10", diecut dust jacket, 48 pages + centerfold Printed in Canada. Edition of 1000

Issue C—Color

Die-cut detail

Hato Press, photographs by Vice Verso

Bendita Gloria, photograph by Coke Bartrina

Fanette Mellier, photographs by Gianni Cipriano

Marine Duroselle

Centerfold by Marine Duroselle

Studio Newwork

Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, photograph by Vice Verso

Risograph prints by Jordy van den Nieuwendijk

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Issue 2 features conversations with: Astrid StavroBuffalo ZineEl CelsoDamien GautierMartine MathijsenRob LoweVisual Editions, and Wayne White with a special centerfold project from Mark Pernice and a silkscreened insert created by Kathryn Murray.

7.5x10", 48 pages + centerfold + silkscreened insert Printed in Canada. Edition of 1000

Issue 2

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Issue 1 features Alexis Anne Mackenzie, Berlin's Buchstabenmuseum, Vienna-based Chicago... magazineChristian HansenDavid Smith AtelierEvelin Kasikov, and Triboro; it also includes a special fold out insert of Cuban-designed book covers from the 60s and 70s. 

Bellyband, 32 Pages + Centerfold Edition Of 500

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