Indie Fonts 3
For the past three years, we've told you about the new Indie Fonts collections. Each time a new edition comes out I scramble to get my hands on the book hot off the presses. Why? Because I know it will be the very best sampling of type facts Independent type designers have devoted their talents to. Plus, with the included CD of FREE FONTS, I'll get a healthy dose of fresh new fonts to investigate and discover -- giving my designs a major boost! Like years past, this year's edition has some truly fabulous fonts -- if you don't believe me, just take a look at this sampler of fonts!
Indie Fonts 3 provides a showcase collection of over 1900 diverse fonts from 20 of today's most eclectic digital type foundries and features the best work of these designers. What I like best is the CD includes free commercial fonts from many of the designers I've written about and reviewed... like Blue Vinyl, Ken Munk, and those wild and crazy Letterheads. Add Indie Fonts 3 to your original collection of Indie Fonts and Indie Fonts 2, and you'll have the most distinctive collection of fonts anywhere.
In the early 20th century, type reference books provided users with samples from the major monolithic type companies. This book is styled after those classic tools, but features independent firms whose fonts, like their names, are unique.
The book's fully cross-referenced index of type designs and designers 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!
See sample spread #1
See sample spread #2
Indie Fonts 3 comes with a companion CD-ROM -- worth much more than the retail cost of the book -- featuring and unprecedented 53 representative fonts from the book's independent foundries (fully licensed and ready to install). Searching the web and looking at pixilated web images is not a satisfactory way to find the best type for your needs. Click here to see a listing of all free 53 fonts!
Indie Fonts 3 is designed and co-edited by James Grieshaber of Typeco. This book has become an invaluable resource of over 1,900 fonts for designers, art directors and typographers -- put yourself among them -- it is a must-have for designers, artists, aesthetes, publishers, advertisers, and hobbyists -- in fact, for anyone with something to say and show.
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Editor / Publisher: DT&G Magazine
Indie Fonts 3
by Independent type designers
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Rockport Publishers; Pap/Com edition (February 1, 2007) Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 8.1 x 1.3 inches
List Price: $23.10 - buy now and You Save: $11.88 (34%)
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