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Type. A visual history of typefaces & graphic styles

by Cees W. de Jong, Alston W. Purvis, Jan Tholenaar

Page Extent:720 pages

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Know your type: A visual history of fonts and graphic styles: 1628-1938 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 sign writers, inscription carvers, and calligraphers.

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