Utopia Oblique

writing and design Stephen Banham | publisher Letterbox

Utopia Oblique: Creating a perfect type of world through a perfect world of type is a tribute to utopians who have used language or typography as a way of expressing their ideal vision of society. It is the second in the Oblique series, following Orbit Oblique.

Weaving a path from Thomas More’s first imaginings of the island of Utopia in 1516, to Ludwik Zamenhof’s utopian language Esperanto through to the kooky micro-nation of Rose Island in the 1960s, Utopia Oblique explores how letterforms have featured in the dreams of what an ideal world may be like. This limited edition book features a pull-out poster.