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Creative Type A Sourcebook of Classic and Contemporary Letterforms

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ISBN-10: 0500512299

ISBN-13: 9780500512296

Edition: 2005

Authors: Friedrich Friedl, Alston W. Purvis, Cees W. De Jong

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The digital era has entirely transformed the world of typography. This elegant and easy-to-use book provides a comprehensively illustrated record of developments in the field, clearly setting them in their historical context and forming an essential reference for graphic designers everywhere. Creative Type begins with three essays that address issues such as the impact of the digital era on typography and the ways in which contemporary designers are harnessing the typefaces of the past to satisfy the needs of the present. The book goes on to illustrate thirty-four modern classic typefaces produced between 1985 and 2004, accompanied by comments from each font's designer. A section devoted to…    
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Friedrich Friedl is Professor of Typography at the Academy of Design, Offenbach am Main.

Cees W. de Jong is Director of the design studio and publishing company V+K Design-Publishing in the Netherlands.

Foreword
Type etc ...
20th-century expressive letterforms : an observation
From Rudolf Koch via David Carson into the new millennium : typography in the 20th century
Fonts and type designers
ITC Franklin, 2004
Demos, 2004 : Praxis, 2004
Zapfino, 2003
Kosmik, 2002
Beowolf, 1990
Sabon Next, 2002
Le Monde, 1997
Syntax, 2000
Aroma, 1999
Gianotten, 1999 : Milano, 2002
Markin, 1999
Scarborough, 1998
Silvermoon, 1998
Atomatic, 1997
Finnegan, 1997
Spitz, 1997
Carumba, 1996
Filosofia, 1996
Tagliatelle, 1996
Linoletter, 1992
Didot, 1991
Veto, 1994
Sho, 1992
Caecilia, 1990
Officina, 1990
Industria, 1989 : Insignia, 1989
Avenir, 1988
Frutiger Next, 2001
Stone, 1987
Lucida, 1985
Optima nova, 2002
Modern classics : fonts and type designers
The relationship between classic and contemporary typography
Akzidenz Grotesk, 1969
Helvetica, 1957
Futura, 1932
GillSans, 1928-30
Times New Roman, 1832
Bodoni, 1790
Baskerville, 1754
Caslon, 1725
Stempel Garamond, 1543