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Presents a visual history of fonts and graphic styles. This book offers a novel overview of typeface design, exploring some of the most beautiful and remarkable examples of font catalogs from the history of publishing, with an emphasis on the period from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, when color catalogs were at their height.
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This title presents a visual history of fonts and graphic styles. This book offers a novel overview of typeface design, exploring the most beautiful and remarkable examples of font catalogs from the history of publishing, with a special emphasis on the period from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, when color catalogs were at their height. Taken from a Dutch collection, this exuberant selection traverses the evolution of the printed letter in all its various incarnations via exquisitely designed catalogs displaying not only type specimens in roman, italic, bold, semi-bold, narrow, and broad, but also characters, borders, ornaments, initial letters and decorations as well as often spectacular examples of the use of the letters. The Victorian fonts, sumptuous and sometimes unbelievably outrageous, are accorded a prominent place in this book. In addition to lead letters, examples from lithography and letters by window-dressers, inscription carvers, and calligraphers are also displayed and described. This title features works by type designers including: William Caslon, Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke, Peter Behrens, Rudolf Koch, Eric Gill, Jan van Krimpen, Paul Renner, Jan Tschichold, A. M. Cassandre, Aldo Novarese, and Adrian Frutiger.

Additional Information

SKU 9783836511018
Author Cees W. de Jong
Dimensions 368 mm x 290 mm
Format Hardback
Pages 400
Published Date 31 Jul 2009
Publisher Taschen GmbH
Language English;German;French
Genre Design & Commercial Art
Series N/A