Letter Fountain

Letter Fountain

(on Printing Types)

Book - 2011
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Everything you could ever want to know about printing letters and numbers

Looking back as far as man's first efforts to communicate with visual signs and drawings, Letter Fountain is a completely uniquenbsp;typeface handbook: in addition to examining the form and anatomy of every letter in the alphabet (as well as punctuation marks and special characters), the booknbsp;cross-references type designs with important works of art and art movements from Gutenberg's times until today .nbsp; Further attention is given tonbsp;the esthetics of the digital age andnbsp; typographical recommendations nbsp;such as the choice of the right typeface for a job.nbsp;Rounding out the guide are an in-depth comparison between sans-serif and serif typefaces , an essay about measuring systems and indications, advice about typographic rules, plus a manual for developing digital fonts.

Over 150 typefaces , their origins, and font characteristics are discussed in detail , visually explained by full page tables including scale, weight, and slope increments. The extensive appendix contains a general index, one on typefaces (more than 300 are depicted in the book), an index on over 250 type designers , an exhaustive index on type founders from Gutenberg to present, a graphical dictionary, and a bibliography for further reading.

The original Dutch edition Letterfontein received a Certificate for Typographic Excellence from Type Directors Club New York (TDC) in 2010, and a red-dot design award from the Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Special features include:

thoroughly hardbound in half linen with three ribbon bookmarksnbsp; 144 pages appendix with resourceful glossary and indices convenient typographic ruler with conversions between four measurement systems and hidden shortcuts for your Apple keyboard!
Publisher: Köln : Taschen, c2011
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9783836525091
Branch Call Number: 686.221 P748L 2011
Characteristics: 640 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. + 1 typographic ruler


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