The Indie Fonts 2 book, Editor's Choice for the Design Bookshelf, and DT&G Magazine


LIMITED EDITION
Hardcover: 400 pages; Publisher: P type Publication; Second edition (July 21, 2003)
The CD-ROM includes 38 representative fonts, including the fabulous LIDO family. You'll also get several lavishly produced PDF typography catalogs that will dazzle your creative mind.
Put aside the notion that this is a type specimen book. Put aside the fact that this book comes with 38 dazzling new fonts and revivals. Put aside the fact that this is a book.

This book represents more than a simple type book.

It's a celebration of type and the art of typography. It's also a milestone for graphic designers. Each foundry represented opens a unique new chapter of visually exciting graphics, designs and layouts utilizing their type faces and families.

A visual masterpiece

Just thumbing through this book energizes your creative mind with ideas and concepts of such excitement, you'll be yearning for more design projects just so you can use these marvelous faces. In fact, if share my love for excellent typography, you'll be inventing projects for these fonts!

And, yes, it is a specimen book. But it's unlike any other specimen book you'll see. It's not about "new" type or the full font specimens. Many of the faces here are revivals recreated under today's standards to breath an entire legacy into your projects.

The independent type designers herein provides you with a showcase of over 1600 diverse fonts. The book is fully cross-referenced with an index of type designs and designers along to the indexes from the original Indie Fonts book as well! All are accompanied by one-line illustrations of the fonts for quick reference, expedites the search. Direct access listings to the foundries, websites and phone numbers, allows the user to put any remaining questions directly to the type designers!

A treasure trove of opportunity

Indie Fonts 2 comes with a companion CD-ROM, worth far more than the retail cost of the book -- featuring 38 representative fonts from the book's independent foundries (fully licensed and ready to install). One of the most exciting features of the CD are the catalogs from the foundries. The Storm catalog (shown above, right, click it for an enlargement,) offers some of the most stunning examples of typography I've seen in a long time. Searching the web and looking at pixilated web images is not a satisfactory way to find the best type for your needs. Using this book and CD-ROM is a far better method to find unique fonts -- from the extremely useful to the surprisingly experimental.

If you're into typography, and you love excellent fonts, then Indie Fonts 2 will delight you. I guarantee it.

It is a must-have for anyone in the visual fields including designers, artists, aesthetes, publishers, advertisers, and hobbyists -- in fact, for anyone with something to say.

Indie Fonts 2 is just $39.95 (Making the free fonts a buck a piece!) and is published by P-Type Publications, the folks who bring you the wonderful P-22 fonts. It's Hardcover with 400 wonderful pages. The CD-ROM includes 38 representative fonts, including the fabulous LIDO family. You'll also get several lavishly produced PDF typography catalogs that will dazzle your creative mind. Click the book and go get it today. Time is wasting.

Fred Showker

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