The Visual History of Type

The Visual History of Type

Seven years in the making, the Visual History of Type is a comprehensive, detailed survey of the major typefaces produced since the advent of printing with movable type in the mid-fifteenth century to the present day.

Meticulously researched by the highly respected author and educator Paul McNeil, this book is an indispensable resource for graphic designers, educators and design students alike. It features a unique collection of 350 original type specimens arranged over 672 pages, hand picked by the author.

"What distinguishes this volume from other typeface histories is the extraordinary inclusion of original printing and type specimen artifacts generously reproduced large and beautifully printed as though these objects are jumping off the page," Steven Heller commented.

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