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Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles.

This book offers a connoisseur’s overview of typeface design, exploring the most elegant fonts from the history of publishing. Taken from a distinguished Dutch collection, this exuberant two-volume edition traces the evolution of the printed letter via exquisitely designed catalogs, showing type specimens in roman, italic, bold, semi-bold, narrow, and broad fonts. Borders, ornaments, initial letters and decorations are also included, along with lithographic examples, letters by signwriters, inscription carvers, and calligraphers.

Featuring works by type designers including: William CaslonFritz Helmuth EhmckePeter BehrensRudolf KochEric Gill, Jan van KrimpenPaul RennerJan TschicholdA. M. CassandreAldo Novarese, and Adrian Frutiger.

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