Type: A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles 2 Volume Set


Author Cees W. de Jong, Alston W. Purvis, Jan Tholenaar
Publisher Taschen
Date 2013
Cover Paperback
Dimensions 2 volumes; 9.4 x 12 in., 720 pages
This book set 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 sign writers, inscription carvers, and calligraphers.