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Typography & Fonts

All the best type and typography design books for designers, illustrators, or desktop publishers... including fonts, design with typography and a lot more. We would sure like to hear about your favorite typography books!

The Adobe Type Library Reference Book

George Engel book review George M Engel has always loved fonts... ever since the beginning of digital fonts.
Now, he peeks inside the latest and greatest book for anyone who loves to see and use fonts of all kinds... and it's straight from the fonts people themselves: The Adobe Type Library Reference Book

Editor's Choice: Indie Fonts 3

fonts festival 13 in DTG Magazine Here's the 3rd edition of the now famous Indie Fonts, featuring lavishly illustrated samplings of thousands of fonts, and FREE fonts on CD-Rom from 59 participating font and type designers. This is one must-have book for all graphic designers... Indie Fonts 3

 

While you're reading
While you're reading by Gerard Unger This book is about everything that happens while you're reading -- that's why it's this month's Editor's Choice, and why we recommend all type designers, typographers and graphic designers make sure they do not miss this book... While you're reading by Gerard Unger

 

Made with FontFont: Type for Independent Minds
Erik Spiekermanby Erik Spiekerman & Jan Middendrop is a spectacular book that will thrill anyone involved in the visual arts! I haven't seen a book that is (seriously) this much fun to look at and thrum through since Leslie Cabarga's Logo, Font & Lettering Bible. This is one that no self-respecting graphic designer should be without! Made with FontFont: Type for Independent Minds

Ilene StrizverType Rules! is BACK
The Designer's Guide to Professional Typography by Ilene Strizver has made it's 2nd edition! I can quite confidently attest that if Ilene Strizver writes, designs, or talks about typography that it's going to be good. Type Rules! is no exception, you owe it to yourself to grab this latest edition of Type Rules!
 

InDesign Type : Professional Typography :
- a comprehensive overview of all of InDesign's type features

Wordplay :
The Philosophy, Art, and Science of Ambigrams
- Visual excitement in the making... for all graphic designers

type Basics Design: Typography - This is a wonderful text taking the typography student through a visual journey into looking at type and typography. Authors Ambrose and Harris cover the topic with excellent text and graphic design

workbook A Typographic Workbook - by Kate Clair, Cynthia is a workhorse / workbook ideally suited for teaching the history of letterforms, type and typography. The history is most important -- and hands-on "projects" bring home the important points of each lesson.

John BerryU&Ic: Influencing Design & Typography - This stunning new book from John Berry will enlighten the graphic design field with the story and wonderful visuals from the pages of U&lc, the ITC publication that literally changed the face of graphic design as we know it today.

TYPEAmerican Type Design & Designers - This Milestone book chronicles type design in America with a complete history, designer biographies, photos, and more than 300 different font samples... Dont's miss David Consuegra's

Editor's Choice:
Logo, Font & Lettering Bible

- the most significant book for using type in graphic design of the decade! Must-have for anyone who designs logos, packaging, posters or covers!

Robin Williams on Typography

a series of articles and links to Robin's books!

The Complete Manual of Typography

James Felici brings us the typography book of the year... Frank Romano, RIT School of Print Media says: "The ultimate typographic tool: a concise, beautiful book that pulls together everything you need to produce great typography." 2003 "Best Typography Book"

Typography Bibliography

DTG Magazine Editor's bibliography for type design and publishing advice

Indie Fonts 2

A major milestone in digital typography... last year's "Best Book" includes a whole collection of fonts on CD-ROM! (also see Indie Fonts #1 which may still be available -- for even more fonts!)

TypeSense: Making Sense of Type on the Computer

This landmark book by Susan G. Wheeler, Gary S. Wheeler ranks right along with Alex White's "Type In Use" as probably the only typography books you'll ever need to design publishing projects with typographical excellence.

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