A Short History of Type
New Anthony Bland

A Short History of Type

Published by Gingko Press Inc.
208 pages, Hardcover
6" x 7 1/2"
ISBN: 9781584237976


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A stunning volume which should grace every design studio around the world. Type is still the anchor of good design and communication. In this chunky, linen-covered hardback we trace the development of every significant typeface since the 15th century to the present. Visually stunning, with original typefaces, fascinating texts delve into the design history of each font. For designers and typographic specialists its a mine of information, reflecting the dramatic developments in print and now electronic technology. For anyone interested in the roots of design, it’s an enormously satisfying volume. There are a few very expensive specialist books on type out there and then a host of rather lightweight volumes. A Short History of Type bridges that gap brilliantly – all the best attributes of the former, but with a reasonable, good value price-point. The perfect gift for every design student.