A comprehensive study of the typefaces produced by Michaël Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak since they founded their art and design practice, M/M (Paris), in 1992.
The book is written and designed by Paul McNeil, author of The Visual History of Type (2017), a definitive survey of the development of letterforms following the advent of printing with moveable type in the mid-fifteenth century, in which he included M/M’s 2001 typeface, The Alphabet.
Here, for the first time, McNeil catalogues ninety of the designers’ typefaces in a three-part volume that is arranged chronologically, comprising type specimens; the history of their development, interrelations and application; and detailed illustrations of selected projects in which they appear.
Letters from M/M (Paris) traces the distinctive and integral nature of type, lettering and signs in the work of M/M (Paris), from one-off artistic commissions to fashion branding and their long-lasting collaborations with musicians and theatres. It is thus alluring not only to graphic designers, historians and students, but to anyone interested in art and visual culture.