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 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
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
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
by 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
Type 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
The Philosophy, Art, and Science of Ambigrams - Visual excitement in the making... for all graphic designers
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
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.
U&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.
American 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
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!
a series of articles and links to Robin's books!
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"
DTG Magazine Editor's bibliography for type design and publishing advice
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.
Type Rules! : The Designer's Guide to Professional Typography - One of our most recommended and most praised books
- InDesign Type : Professional Typography - a comprehensive overview of all of InDesign's type features
- A Type Primer by John Kane
- Indie Fonts -- the "coming of age" of new typography
- Stop Stealing Sheep and Find Out How Type Works
- Calligraphy & Lettering Department
- Revival of the Fittest with Phil Meggs, Roy McKelvey
- Texts On Type
- Typography on the Web
Recommended Typography Books:
- The Elements of Typographic Style
- Typographers on Type
- Twentieth-Century Type Designers
- Human Factors and Typography
- Typographic Design: Form and Communication, 2E
- Typography on the Web
Working with type and fonts:
- Working With Computer Type, 2 : Logos, Stationery, Visual Identity
- The Thames and Hudson Manual of Typography
- The New Typography : A Handbook for Modern Designers
- The Elements of Typographic Style
- Tips on Type
Alphabets, reference or specimen books
- Typographic Specimens: The Great Typefaces
- Digital Typography Sourcebook
- Treasury of Alphabets and Lettering
- Decorative & Display Numbers: 739 Complete Fonts
Typography History, Background and Masters
- Paul Renner: The Art of Typography
- Typology : Type Design from the Victorian Era to the Digital Age
- Manual of TypographyThe Thames and Hudson
- Type and Image: The Language of Graphic Design
- The Visible Word: Experimental Typography and Modern Art, 1909-1923
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