Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles

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This comprehensive collection offers a thorough overview of typeface design from 1628 to the mid-20th century. Derived from a distinguished Dutch collection, a series of exquisitely designed catalogues traces the evolution of the printed letter via specimens in roman, italic, bold, semibold, narrow, and broad fonts. Borders, ornaments, initial letters, and decorations are also included, along with lithographic examples, letters by sign writers, inscription carvers, and calligraphers.

Editors: Cees W. de Jong, Alston W. Purvis, and Jan Tholenaar
Designers: Sense/Net, Andy Disl, and Birgit Eichwede
Publisher: Taschen
Language: English, French, German
Size: 9.8 × 12.5" / 249 × 317 mm
Pages: 720
Publication: 2017
Binding: Hardcover with jacket