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CREATIVE TYPE: A SOURCEBOOK OF CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY LETTERFORMS
Cees W. de Jong, et. al.

Thames & Hudson, 2005
Hardcover
400 pages
Fully illustrated in colour & b+w.
ISBN: 0500512299

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The digital era has entirely transformed the world of typography, and the past twenty or so years have witnessed breathtaking advances in the field. This book provides a comprehensively illustrated record of these developments, clearly setting them in their historical context, and forming an essential reference for graphic designers everywhere.

Creative Type begins with three essays addressing such issues 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 the great typefaces of the past, from Garamond, created in 1543, to Akzidenz Grotesk, designed by Gunter Gerhard Lange in 1969, completes the volume.



 

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