David Bennewith – Churchward International Typefaces

Book coverDavid Bennewith – Churchward International Typefaces
Book coverDavid Bennewith – Churchward International Typefaces
Book coverDavid Bennewith – Churchward International Typefaces
Book coverDavid Bennewith – Churchward International Typefaces

While studying at the Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem the New Zealand designer David Bennewith stumbled across the work of his compatriot Joseph Churchward, a designer who has spent his entire life drawing letters and alphabets but whose work had hitherto remained relatively unknown.
Bennewith’s research continued at the Jan van Eyck Academie, and the result is this book, with which Churchward has been definitively rescued from obscurity. However, this ‘monograph’ not only showcases Churchward’s work, it also shows us the process of Bennewith’s research into the designer’s person and modus operandi. Essays alternate with type specimens, fragments of interviews, letters, newspaper cuttings, photographs and examples of Churchward’s types in
use. The product of all this is a combination of a biography, a presentation and an analysis of Churchward’s work in which Bennewith also tests Churchward’s typefaces in use. The approaches of the dispassionate investigator and the engaged designer are well balanced.

Churchward’s work is here uniquely revitalized: its energy and excitement are tangible in the book, as is respect for his craftsmanship and dedication.

Edition: 2009
Language: English
Publisher / commissioner: Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Clouds, Newton (NZ)
Designer: David Bennewith
Lithographer: Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (Jo Frenken)
Printer: Charles Smith Printing, Wellington (NZ), Nieuwsdruk, Heerlen, Tienkamp & Verheij, Groningen, Walters, Wijntjes Druk, Houx Digiprint, Foto Rembrandt, all Maastricht
Binder: Handboekbinderij Geertsen, Nijmegen
Dimensions: 210 x 297 x 19
Amount of pages: 272 p.
Number of copies: 575
Price: € 50
ISBN: 978 0 9582981 1 7
Font and foundry: various Churchward fonts
Binding style: sewn soft cover
Material: 70gsm Rijnbank, 135gsm BVS Silk, 52gsm ISO 72, 52gsm Aco, 140gsm IJsselprint, 70gsm Advanced laser, 90gsm Hello Silk, 70gsm Hi-Speed Opaque, 80gsm Océ Premium Label, Kodak Royal Digital Paper, 120gsm Fizz (interior), 380gsm Ensocoat (cover), 70gsm Hi-Speed Opaque (dust jacket)