Typography Books

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    Typography 30

    Typography 30 is the only annual devoted exclusively to typography and presents the finest work in this field for the year 2009.

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    Lettering & Type: Creating Letters and Designing Typefaces

    Lettering & Type is a smart-but- not-dense guide to creating and bending letters to one's will. More than just another pretty survey, it is a powerful how-to book full of relevant theory, history, explanatory diagrams, and exercises. While other type design books get hung up on the technical and technological issues of type design and lettering, Lettering & Type features the context and creativity that shape letters and make them interesting.

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    Typography Papers 8

    Using the expertise of staff within the The University of Reading's Department of Typography (DoT) and the outstanding collections it holds, this remarkable volume is the first book to provide the social, cultural and political contexts for graphic design in Britain. Edited by Paul Stiff and designed by Eric Kindel from Reading's DoT, the book is a collection of eleven essays and articles reaching from the Second World War to the early 1970s.

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    A Homage to Typography

    A Homage to Typography contains 100 fonts and their applications, designed by top typographers. It covers typography in a wide variety of media, including examples ranging from publishing and corporate identity to product design and signage.

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    Encyclopaedia of Typefaces

    For over 50 years, Encyclopedia of Typefaces has been the dominant typeface guide and now the internationally celebrated work is published in a new 55th Anniversary edition. With over 2,000 type faces arranged alphabetically and into three sections- Romans, Lineales and Scripts- this is the most accessible and easy-to-use edition yet. Each entry includes a specimen setting, the original founder or manufacturer, as well as the date of introduction.

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    Hand Job: A Catalog of Type

    In this digital age of computer-generated graphics and typography, it's refreshing to find typographers who still believe in working by hand. No longer relegated to designer's sketchbooks, hand-drawn type has emerged from the underground as a dynamic vehicle for visual communication-from magazine, book, and album covers to movie credits and football advertisements.

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    The Typographic Desk Reference

    A quick reference guide of typographic terms and classification with definitions of form and usage for Latin based writing systems. TDR contains over a thousand facts on typography.

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    Oded Ezer: The Typographer's Guide to the Galaxy

    Oded Ezer presents the outstanding work of visionary typographer, graphic designer and artist Oded Ezer for the first time. He explores the anatomy of letters through his almost scientific approach to type design and creates Hebrew and Latin characters and alphabets that integrate elements atypical for font design. This book documents his type art and typographic experiments as well as his refined graphic designs, logos and unique font designs.

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    Fraktur Mon Amour

    Fraktur Mon Amour reproduces 300 variations of Blackletter fonts, ranging from historical fonts to contemporary reinventions, in a sensuous, beautifully crafted, hot-pink prayer book-style catalog that is destined to become a fetish object for designers and type enthusiasts.

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    Shapes for Sounds

    Shapes for sounds examines one of humankind's fundamental creations: alphabets. In a culture that is overrun by the image, it is easy to forget that alphabets are the origin of gleaning understanding through images.

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    Playful Type

    Graphic designers are approaching type design in a refreshingly new manner and creating typography beyond the classical typeset. Playful Type demonstrates how these designers are creating a dynamic range of playful, illustrative and hand-made typography with the aide of a multitude of different techniques.

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    Typography 28

    Typography 28 is the newest annual devoted exclusively to typography and presents the finest work in this field from 2006. This year's selection encompasses a wide range of categories, including books, magazines, corporate identities, logotypes, stationary, annual reports, video and web graphics, and posters.