One of the founding fathers of American graphic design, Dwiggins was a man of many talents. His work in the first half of the twentieth century spanned calligraphy, type design, illustration, private press publishing, advertising and book design, and his hands-on approach often led him to think beyond the page; Dwiggins also experimented with kite-making, puppetry, set design and furniture throughout his career.
Surprisingly, Dwiggins' work has never previously been the subject of a detailed monograph. W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design will be the first such book to be published; at 480 pages and with over 1200 images, it will offer an incredibly detailed examination and celebration of his work and career. Its author, the graphic designer and teacher Bruce Kennett, has collected the work of Dwiggins since 1972, and the book represents the culmination of fourteen years of research, photography and writing.