This book provides the cultural and technological context of type design. It describes the origins and the development of 26 of the leading typefaces in typography, providing biographies of their designers, their histories, development sketches and applications. By describing the history, the background and the current state of affairs, the book also gives guidelines for the future of the printing industry, for designers and for everyone concerned with letters. Erik Spiekermann is a typographer and founder of Metadesign and Fontshop and Manafred Klein and Yvonne Schwemmer-Scheddin are design historians.
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Weight: 1701 g
Dimensions: 250 x 345 mm
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