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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.
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Always give your hundred percent.
A type experiment that I made using chalk. The idea behind this is to make a type inside a circle. I think circle is a good analogy for 100 percent or full.
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Graphic designer Twan van Keulen cut the whole alphabet out of leaves to create a leaf typography. The project is an extended experiment which started with only the a, b and c. Every leaf was cut by hand and scanned at 1200 dpi with no further processing. The leaves were chosen per letter and cut precisely so the inner and outer form stayed intact, resulting in a natural living image font with bright colors of nature. The results will be soon available as a poster print, for more information check his facebook.
For typo class
I’m obviously a typomaniac, which is an incurable, if not fatal, disease. I can’t explain it. I just lo–, I just like looking at type. I just get a total kick out of it. They are my friends, you know. Other people look at bottles of wine or whatever, or, you know, girls’ bottoms; I get kicks out of looking at type. It’s a little worrisome, I must admit, but it’s a very nerdish thing to do. Erik Spiekermann in Helvetica