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The book, "The Point is to Make a Point, Typographer Oldřich Hlavsa", for the first time comprehensively presents the extensive work of typographer and graphic designer Oldřich Hlavsa (1909-1995), an author whose work forms a crucial chapter in the history of Czech graphic design of the second half of the 20th century. The exceptional quality of Hlavsa's work has been repeatedly rewarded with many prestigious home and international awards. Yet his wide-ranging work has not been systematically explored and documented until the publication of this book.
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Driven by passion, need and true zeal for Hlavsa's work and typographical experiments, Barbora Toman Tylová initiated and, after five years of intensive work, finally compiled and graphically designed Hlavsa's first ever monography (indeed, there was also a bit of naivety and madness involved). It has 592 pages, weighs almost 4 kilograms and contains around 2 000 reproductions. The monography comprises of Hlavsa's complete biography, original text studies, extensive indexes and selection from his correspondence. The book is accompanied by specially created webpage www.oldrichhlavsa.cz 
Presenting books through the medium of photography is just a half experience. Therefore, the book contains a pocket in which the reader finds Hlavsa’s original New Year’s cards, faithfully re-printed, so the reader can actually touch Hlavsa's typography.
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The layout is simple, clear and functional. The intent was to display Hlavsa's vibrant experimental designs while combining a large amount of diverse materials. At the same time, however, it reflects the character of Hlavsa's work, for example, with using large digits at the beginning of individual chapters or by reprinting his various hand-written notes. The book is printed on two types of top quality Fedrigoni paper, the typesetting uses the brilliant font Corridor by Signature Type Foundry.
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Other Awards and Nominations: The Most Beautiful Book of the Year 2015: The Price of the Typodesign Club for Graphic Design, The Prize of the Union of Printing Houses, The Vojtěch Preissig Prize, Magnezia Litera Nomination, Czech Grand Design 2015 Nomination: Graphic designer of the year, German design award nominee 2017

© 2015, published by Akropolis and the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, with the generous support of the Capital City of Prague, Czech Ministry of Culture, Fedrigoni and Typodesign.

Monograph Editor Barbora Toman Tylová, text by Iva Knobloch, Jan Rous, Barbora Toman Tylová, lecturers Polana Bregantová and Pavla Pečinková, bibliographies and drawings by Barbora Toman Tylová with the contribution of Josef Schwarz, graphic design by Barbora Toman Tylová, Font Coridor by Signaturetype, retouching and preparation of reproductions Jiří Toman, original pictures in the book Filip Šach, photo publication for web Filip Šach, Filip Györe.


 
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