By Alexander S. Lawson
To the layman, all printing forms glance an analogous. 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 with no consideration) are of profound value, the query of the way letters are shaped, what form they think, and the way they've got developed continues to be one in every of passionate and carrying on with concern.
Lawson explores the huge 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 learn, drawings and synopses of typefaces, this booklet is an important addition to the library of someone s typographic library. it's, as Lawson states, now not written for the printer confident that there are already too many typefaces, yet quite 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 absolutely investigated and that the creation of definitely the right typeface continues to be a target to be as a lot wanted by means of current as by means of destiny variety designers. somebody desiring to typographic knowledge should still personal and treasure this vintage.
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