The Anatomy of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces
A visual treat for anyone who loves fonts and typographic design.
The Anatomy of Type explores one hundred traditional and modern typefaces in loving detail, with a full spread devoted to each entry. The full character set from each typeface is shown, and the best letters for identification are enlarged and annotated, revealing key features, anatomical details, and the finer, often-overlooked elements of type design. Containing in-depth information on everything from the designer and foundry, the year of release, and the different weights and styles available, The Anatomy of Type is more than a reference guide to the intricacies of typeface design. It is a visual send-up of some of the world's most beloved typefaces, whimsically displayed in vibrant color.
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Review: The Anatomy of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 TypefacesUser Review - Allyson - Goodreads
I unfortunately only breezed through this quickly as unable to renew due to a "hold" @ the library. There is an incredible amount of information and great graphics with indepth descriptions of so many types and fonts and everything. Something I want to borrow again to browse through repeatedly. Read full review
Review: The Anatomy of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 TypefacesUser Review - Matt - Goodreads
Not nearly enough detail in the narrative, and while the huge showings of sample words are great—and Coles correctly points out the unique design details—there's no other sample setting, no showing ... Read full review
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