* Type Directory
Wherever we go and whatever we do, the printed word plays a part in every
aspect of our day-to-day lives. Behind all the messages we see, read, and
absorb, the design and choice of typeface dictate the tone, context and
immediacy of these words. From advertising and news headlines to book
jackets or wayfinding at an airport, choosing the most appropriate typeface is
not an easy task, nor one based on aesthetic alone.
With such a diverse and inspiring range of types now on offer, Type Directory
separates and identifies these forms to provide a comprehensive selection of
available typefaces. Over 1,800 typefaces are organized by category – Serif,
Sans Serif, Display and Script – and subsequently arranged by recognized
sub-categories. This allows the reader to make a direct comparison of typefaces
with a similar appearance, thus facilitating a deeper understanding of the design
and selection process. A visual celebration of the craft, innovation and beauty of
these letterforms is presented throughout, from classic typefaces like Garamond,
Bodoni and Times through to the contemporary Bliss, Gotham and Meta.
The ultimate visual encyclopedia, Type Directory is an essential creative tool for
novices and aficionados alike. This sumptuous sourcebook will inform, educate,
inspire and stimulate as a must-have reference title.
ISBN : 978-0500241547
페이지 : 672 page
사이즈 : 24 x 4.7 x 30.9 cm
표지 : Hardcover
언어 : English