Drew’s ABCs Book Wins C2A Award and is Selected in Society of Typographic Arts’ (STA) 100 Competition

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Express Newark

We are proud to announce Drew’s ABCs, Book designed and executed at Express Newark by Ned Drew, professor in the Arts, Culture and Media department, and Brenda McManus (SASN ‘96), assistant professor at Pace University has won a C2A Award and has been Selected in Society of Typographic Arts’ (STA) 100 Competition

Drew’s ABCs, a unique letterpressed limited edition book designed to expose the reader to the richness of diversity within typography, while embracing the imperfections of well-worn letterforms that unveil a bit of typographic and printing history. By drawing out these unique distinctions and differences, the goal is to impress upon the audience that “we learn to see as we see to learn”. Each page of the alphabet was designed and printed using only the type, woodblocks, and line-engraved images that have been amassed for over the past 20 years by designers & authors Brenda McManus & Ned Drew.


Awarded by | Creative Communication Award, Read More Here ! 

Prize | 2019 Winner in Limited Edition Books / Books


Awarded by | The Society of Typographic Arts’s (STA) 100 competition Read More Here!

Prize | Selected in 2019’s 100 Best Examples of Typographic Excellence


The book is available through the ExternalBRED Nation website, at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum Shop, and at the McNally Jackson bookstore on Prince street in New York City.


About the C2A Awards

The mission of the Creative Communication Award is to promote creativity, excellence and outstandingly executed ideas in graphic design, communication, advertising and digital media. C2A was assembled by the Farmani Group in 2019, as the sister award of the highly acclaimed International Design Awards that has been at the forefront of the design world for over 12 years now.


About STA

The Society of Typographic Arts is Chicago’s oldest professional design organization. We are designers who promote high standards and focus on the art and craft of typography, design, and visual communication. As a vital hub for the Chicago design community, the STA sponsors lectures and conferences, develops publications, and promotes cutting edge professional design. We bring the design community together by inviting and encouraging all creative professionals to get involved, be heard and help build an organization with unique social, educational, and networking opportunities.