Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles, Paperback

Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles Paperback



Know your type. This is a visual history of fonts and graphic styles: 1628-1938.

This book offers a connoisseur's overview of typeface design, exploring the most elegant fonts from the history of publishing.

Taken from a distinguished Dutch collection, this exuberant two-volume edition traces the evolution of the printed letter via exquisitely designed catalogs, showing type specimens in roman, italic, bold, semi-bold, narrow, and broad fonts.

Borders, ornaments, initial letters and decorations are also included, along with lithographic examples, letters by signwriters, inscription carvers, and calligraphers.

Featuring works by type designers including: William Caslon, Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke, Peter Behrens, Rudolf Koch, Eric Gill, Jan van Krimpen, Paul Renner, Jan Tschichold, A.

M. Cassandre, Aldo Novarese, and Adrian Frutiger. In order to accommodate a vast amount of material, we have divided this text into two volumes.

The first volume covers pre-20th century typeface specimens, with texts by editor Cees de Jong and collector Jan Tholenaar.

The second volume covers the period from 1900 to the mid-20th century, and contains a historical outline by Alston W.



  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 720 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Typography & lettering
  • ISBN: 9783836544801



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