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Letter Fountain (On Printing Types)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Taschen America Llc
Publication date May 8, 2015
Pages 640
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9783836554534
ISBN-10 3836554534
Dimensions 1.75 by 7 by 10 in.
Weight 3 lbs.
Original list price $39.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
The anatomy of letters: Everything you could ever want to know about printing letters and numbers
 
Now available at a bargain student price, Letter Fountain is the ultimate typeface handbook.

In addition to examining the form and anatomy of every letter in the alphabet, punctuation marks, and special characters, the book examines over 150 typefaces, their origins and font characteristics, with full page tables including scale, weight, and useful alternatives.

Cross-references allow these typefaces to exist in a broader visual culture context, comparing important designs with seminal artpieces and movements from Gutenberg’s era to the aesthetics of the digital age.

With special attention to finding the right typeface for a given job, the handbook also includes a manual for developing digital fonts, advice on typographic rules, an in-depth comparison between sans-serif and serif typefaces, and an essay about measuring systems and indications. The extensive appendix contains a general index, a typeface index, an index of over 250 type designers, an exhaustive index of type foundries, a graphical dictionary, and a bibliography for further reading.

This book received a Certificate for Typographic Excellence from Type Directors Club New York (TDC) in 2010, and a red-dot design award from the Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9783836525091
 
from Taschen America Llc (June 19, 2011)
9783836525091 | details & prices | 640 pages | 7.00 × 9.50 × 1.75 in. | 3.65 lbs | List price $69.99
About: Everything you could ever want to know about printing letters and numbers Looking back as far as man's first efforts to communicate with visual signs and drawings, Letter Fountain is a completely unique typeface handbook: in addition to examining the form and anatomy of every letter in the alphabet (as well as punctuation marks and special characters), the book cross-references type designs with important works of art and art movements from Gutenberg's times until today.
Paperback
Book cover for 9783836554534
 
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from Taschen America Llc (May 8, 2015); titled "Letter Fountain (On Printing Types)"
9783836554534 | details & prices | 640 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 1.75 in. | 3.02 lbs | List price $39.99
About: The anatomy of letters: Everything you could ever want to know about printing letters and numbers   Now available at a bargain student price, Letter Fountain is the ultimate typeface handbook.

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