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Type: A visual history of typefaces & graphic styles

Type: A visual history of typefaces & graphic styles

Author: Cees de Jong
$125.00(AUD)  inc GST
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This title presents a visual history of fonts and graphic styles. It offers a novel overview of typeface design, exploring the most beautiful and remarkable examples of font catalogs from the history of publishing, with a special emphasis on the period from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, when color catalogs were at their height.


Taken from a Dutch collection, this exuberant selection traverses the evolution of the printed letter in all its various incarnations via exquisitely designed catalogs displaying not only type specimens in roman, italic, bold, semi-bold, narrow, and broad, but also characters, borders, ornaments, initial letters and decorations as well as often spectacular examples of the use of the letters.


The Victorian fonts, sumptuous and sometimes unbelievably outrageous, are accorded a prominent place in this book. In addition to lead letters, examples from lithography and letters by window-dressers, inscription carvers, and calligraphers are also displayed and described.

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  • : 9783836511018
  • : 111681
  • : 111681
  • : books

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  • : Cees de Jong