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by Nadine Monem

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Font: The Sourcebook is a resource for those interested in the story of type and with that visual communication. The first section of Font: The Sourcebook gives a thorough history of the public word, back to its roots in Egyptian hieroglyphs, describing the mechanics of early printing right up until the digital methods now in use. This comprehensive account includes comment and analysis by some of the world's leading typographers, graphic designers and critics. Contributors include Penguin's David Pearson, Chairman of the Type Directors Club Alex W White, Will Hill, Pentagram's Domenic Lippa, Ed Fella, Peter Bi'lak, Experimental Jetset and more.The second part of Font: The Sourcebook profiles 50 of the most innovative and inspiring fonts in use today, with a short history of their origin, their inspiration and the designer who brought them to life. Each typeface entry is illustrated with an extensive library and examples of the font in use. Font: The Sourcebook is a resource no designer, typographer, artist or aesthete will want to be without.

Comments: (3)

This isn't too much different from other Typography history/informational books I've read, other than it has those added short stories. Also, not as much color/pictures for inspiration as I had hoped. Overall, I like collecting typography books, just if I were to have seen these in person, I would have probably stayed with The Complete Typographer.
Honestly, I recommend this book to anyone who has a slight interest in Typography. Tells the whole history of typography and has great quality pictures, I loved the insights on different contemporary designers. Just stop wondering and buy it. This is one of my most treasured books in my library.
This is a niggle based on my own aging requirements; while the book's content is excellent and as a historical reference to the development and usage of type it's very, VERY good, the overall size of the book make the type size used difficult for me to read even with glasses. It's not a lay-flat binding, either, so the occasional two-page spread is all but destroyed. I'm glad I bought it but I would have wished for better binding and a larger size overall.

Beyond that, the content is well worth the purchase price if you are a graphic designer or just obsessed with typography (and I am both); from hieroglyphs to Illustrator, the theory and history of type design and those who design them is well represented. If you enjoy type, this will find its way onto your bookshelf. I just wish the publisher had taken some of the principles to heart and printed the book larger :-)
Font. The SourceBook download epub
Graphic Design
Author: Nadine Monem
ISBN: 1906155410
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Graphic Design
Language: English
Publisher: Black Dog Publishing (August 12, 2008)
Pages: 319 pages