By Alexander S. Lawson
To the layman, all printing varieties glance a similar. yet for typographers, image artists and others of that lunatic fringe who think that the letters we glance at day-by-day (and take solely without any consideration) are of profound significance, the query of ways letters are shaped, what form they suppose, and the way they've got advanced continues to be considered one of passionate and carrying on with concern.
Lawson explores the titanic territory of varieties, their improvement and makes use of, their antecedents and offspring, with precision, perception, and readability. Written for the layman yet containing exhaustive study, drawings and synopses of typefaces, this e-book is a vital addition to the library of a person s typographic library. it's, as Lawson states, now not written for the printer confident that there are already too many typefaces, yet relatively for that curious a part of the inhabitants that believes the other; that the subtleties of refinement as applies to roman and cursive letters haven't begun to be totally investigated and that the construction of the best typeface continues to be a aim to be as a lot wanted via current as through destiny style designers. a person meaning to typographic knowledge may still personal and treasure this vintage.
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