The Evolution of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Landmark Typefaces


      The Evolution of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Landmark Typefaces
The history of letter design from woodcuts to computer fonts.The Evolution of Type examines 100 landmark typefaces from the history of font design, from the type used by Johannes Gutenberg to produce his 42 Line Bible, to the latest digital typefaces It reveals the meaning behind typographic characters and shows how the use of type has changed over time.A full spread is devoted to each typeface and its origins Concise text describes the design history and usage of the face, and its long term impact on the development of typefaces Annotated enlargements show the new features that the typeface introduced and highlight its most important design characteristics.The book is organized in six chapters 1455 1700 The start of it all The first typefaces are designed in Germany, Italy, France and the Netherlands 1700 1890 The emergence of literacy The popular desire for reading material drives invention 1890 1920 The first technological age Type foundries become big business and mass production becomes reality 1920 1960 Type meets art Typographic originality and creative culture embrace on an industrial scale 1960 1990 Type become cool Type influences international style 1990 today The second technological age Typesetting for the masses.The Evolution of Type has practical applications in many fields of graphic design General readers will enjoy learning about something that they encounter every day They will gain an appreciation for the unique characteristics of a word beyond its dictionary definition. Best Download [ The Evolution of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Landmark Typefaces ] Author [ Tony Seddon ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • The Evolution of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Landmark Typefaces
  • Tony Seddon
  • English
  • 07 July 2018
  • 1770855041

10 thoughts on “ The Evolution of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Landmark Typefaces

  1. says:

    It s a lovely book, elegantly laid out, with a restrained use of colour and fonts But Lordy, is it ever dull I think you have to be really, really, really interested in fonts to enjoy this one I was hoping for something that would help explain why the shapes of type would evoke certain associations, but for the most part there s text explaining something like this font was based on the typeform by Frenchie LeParisien in 1740, and redrawn by Person McDesigner who worked at Linotype, but the It s a lovely book, elegantly laid out, with a restrained use of colour and fonts But Lordy, is it ever dull I think you have to be really, really, really interested in fonts to enjoy this one I was hoping for something that would help explain why the shapes of type would evoke certain associations, but for the most part there s text explaining something like this font was based on the typeform by Frenchie LeParisien in 1740, and redrawn by Person McDesigner who worked at Linotype, but the OpenType font is better because it has the x height of the original, etc., etc., so specific and dry, with occasional mini biographies of the type designers As fun as tha...

  2. says:

    A superb book for dipping into, and an excellent companion to The Geometry of Type by Stephen Coles, who writes the foreword here The text is interesting, the examples and highlighted features are clear, and a good range of typefaces is covered, many of which will be familiar.If I have any criticism, it s that the examples do not show many glyphs at least a full alphabet would have been nice and it would have been good to see some historical examples of typesetting in context.Broadly A superb book for dipping into, and an excellent companion to The Geometry of Type by Stephen Col...

  3. says:

    This book contains page spreads covering the history of 100 popular fonts I was kind of surprised it didn t talk about ArialIt was interesting, if a bit technical for the layman.

  4. says:

    I got this book from the goodreads giveaway It is a very nice book and interesting I would say it is useful, also Thank you for such a great book.

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