The Anatomy of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces

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HarperCollins, Nov 6, 2012 - Design - 256 pages
5 Reviews

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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User Review  - Serge Pierro - Goodreads

Anyone interested in typography would find this book to be interesting. Each of the typefaces presented within are given two facing pages. The entire alphabet is displayed in upper and low case, along ... Read full review

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User Review  - Meg Prom - Goodreads

This was a great introduction into the world of fonts and typefaces. It didn't get too technical and was a marvelous page turner due to page after page of diverse and nicely described fonts. Read full review

About the author (2012)

The former creative director of FontShop, Stephen Coles now edits the websites Typographica, Fonts in Use, and The Mid-Century Modernist, and contributes to Print and Codex magazines. A Type Camp instructor, he is a member of the FontFont TypeBoard. He lives in Oakland, California, and Berlin, Germany.

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