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L.A. artist releases alphabet book of eccentric 30 characters
Renowned graphic artist and illustrator creates a new book of letterforms that combine Victorian eccentricity with Pixar-style character design.


LOS ANGELES, CA.- Stefan G. Bucher, creator of the popular Daily Monster® series and of the Saks Fifth Avenue Yeti, turns his eye to letterforms, bringing to life the hidden personalities of the alphabet in his new book “Stefan G. Bucher’s LetterHeads — An Eccentric Alphabet” published by Unnamed Press of Eagle Rock, California. “Learning to read and write are two of the earliest and most fundamental ways in which we’re raised to participate in human civilization,” Bucher explains. “Letterforms are the tools that allow us to learn and to share our thoughts. They serve us every day of our lives, but how often do we see them not for what they do but for who they are? I thought it was high time to let them have the spotlight.”

“A very special alphabet book, LetterHeads is the first to feature ‘sculpted’ portraits of letters, employing 3D modeling software, which has been used primarily by Hollywood’s CGI and video game production community until now,” says publisher Chris Heiser of Unnamed Press. “LETTERHEADS is a book for creatives of any age, celebrating diversity and inspired by the people of our shared hometown of Los Angeles. Infused with unique personalities, surrounded by playful vocabulary and an intriguing color palette, the letters reflect just how alive language can be. The use of ground-breaking 3D technology acts as a link to not just the future of letterform creation, but to education itself.”

Bucher has had a lifelong love affair with typography, starting with his work as an advertising art director to creating numerous record covers, movie titles, and art catalogs, to his own books about graphic design, monsters, photography, medals awarded for achievements in love, and self-help for creative people.

True to his graphic design pedigree, the book is a tour de force of visual refinement and high end print production, featuring a velvet touch cover with a silk-screened UV spot gloss varnish, casebinding, yellow painted page edges, and images printed in vibrant colors on 200gsm paper using stochastic screening.

Retail price: $25 / 60 pages / 8 x 8 in. / 4- color throughout / UV spot gloss cover Hardcover (paper over board, yellow painted edges)

You can order the book at LetterHeads.xyz or ask for it at your local independent bookstore.





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