There is an astonishing diversity of typefaces, with over 100,000 now available. With such a diverse and inspiring range of types now on offer, The Type Directory presents old and new, popular and obscure, separating and identifying these considered forms to provide a comprehensive and fascinating selection of typefaces available to use today. A visual celebration of the craft, innovation and beauty of these letterforms is presented throughout, from the classic types of `Garamond', `Bodoni' and `Times' through to the contemporary `Bliss', `Gotham' and `Meta'.
Featuring more than 1,500 typefaces, The Type Directory is organized by type category - Serif, Sans Serif, Display, Script and Symbols & Dingbats - and subsequently arranged by recognized sub-categories. This allows the reader to make a direct comparison with typefaces of a similar visual appearance, thus facilitating a deeper understanding of the design and selection process. In addition, beautifully illustrated special features showcase the work of major figures from the field of type - detailing their world-class innovations and key types - and also the role of traditional and digital type foundries, which have provided a groundbreaking contribution to the field of typeface design.
The ultimate visual encyclopedia, The Type Directory will inform, educate, inspire, and stimulate as a must-have reference title.
Thames & Hudson
|Formát||229 x 216 mm|