Run by Adrian Shaughnessy and Spin’s Tony Brook, Unit Editions has already published monographs of Ken Garland, Herb Lubalin, and an iPad app dedicated to Schrofer’s Total Design colleague Wim Crouwel.
As well as working on corporate identities, editorial projects and magazine design (for architecture mag Forum), Schrofer was known for his experiments in letterforms and typography.
Writer Frederike Huygen, who provides an essay for the new book, describes Schrofer as ‘a computer-designer before the computer’.
The book, designed by Spin brings together a series of commercial and experimental projects from Schrofer – presented in a 144-page paperback with a rather charming stripped spine.
Juriaan Schrofer (1926-90) – Restless Typographer, edited by Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy, is published by Unit Editions, priced at £25 (£18 pre-order).