Lund Humphries Landmarks – Ben Nicholson Volumes 1 & 2, with introductions by Herbert Read (1948 & 1956)

Benedict Read discusses the two books written by his father Herbert Read on the artist Ben Nicholson in 1948 and 1956 and the wider impact of Lund Humphries’ monographs in this period. The Lund Humphries monographs started with Henry Moore in 1944. This set a format of listing works, plentiful illustrations, an artist’s own writings […]

Lund Humphries Landmarks – Typographica, edited by Herbert Spencer (1949-67)

Rick Poynor explains the importance of the influential typographic-design journal Typographica, published by Lund Humphries over an 18-year period.  Typographica, published by Lund Humphries in two series from 1949 to 1967, is one of the most outstanding visual arts magazines of the post-war years. The brainchild of a 25-year-old typographer, Herbert Spencer (1924-2002), it was […]