For the first time, ninety of the designers’ typefaces are catalogued chronologically in a three-part volume, comprising the history of their development; exclusive type specimens; and detailed illustrations of projects in which they appear.
With a foreword by Björk—whose collaboration with M/M spans over two decades—this encyclopaedic volume traces the distinctive and integral nature of type, lettering, and signs in the work of M/M, from one-off artistic commissions to fashion branding and their long-lasting collaborations with musicians and theatres.
This complete typographic collection is the perfect companion to the two-volume monograph M to M of M/M (Paris), and will appeal not only to graphic designers, historians, and students, but to anyone interested in art and visual culture.
Paul McNeil is a graphic designer, writer and educator, and was formerly Course Director of MA Contemporary Typographic Media at the London College of Communication. In 2009 he co-founded MuirMcNeil with Hamish Muir, a design practice whose activities are focused on exploring systematic methods in design for visual communication. Seven years in the making, The Visual History of Type, McNeil’s definitive survey of type and typography from 1450-2015, was published in 2017.