From 1991 to 2019
The Belgian pioneer of graphic design Paul Ibou built in 1991 the foundations of the book Letters As Symbols. The concept, cover and layout were already designed and defined by Ibou himself. However, the book was never released and remained untouched for decades until Christophe De Pelsemaker (Logo Books) and Paul Ibou established a collaboration in 2017.
This collaboration resulted in the publication of Letters As Symbols, 28 years after the original idea of the book was conceived.
A special LogoArchive ExtraIssue, in collaboration with Logo Books & Paul Ibou.
This LogoArchive ExtraIssue intends to offer readers a sample of Letters As Symbols, presenting one example for each of the 26 letters, and tell the story of the book.
In addition, the iconic booklet of LogoArchive becomes a bright yellow folder to hold examples of the original Letters As Symbols submission forms received in 1991 from well-respected designers such as Félix Beltrán, Woody Pirtle and Rolf Harder. These provide contextual richness in either their typed or handwritten details.