ATG Book of the Week: The Visual History of Type

 

Title: The Visual History of Type
Author: Paul McNeil
Hardcover: ISBN: 978-1780679761, $85
Imprint: London: Laurence King, 2017

The Visual History of Type is a comprehensive, detailed survey of the major typefaces produced since the advent of printing with movable type in the mid-fifteenth century to the present day. Arranged chronologically to provide context, more than 320 typefaces are displayed in the form of their original type specimens or earliest printing. Each entry is supported by a brief history and description of defining characteristics of the typeface.

This book will be the definitive publication in its field, appealing to graphic designers, educators, historians, and design students. It will also be a significant resource for professional type designers and students of type.

(For more information, see the article: A history of the world in five typefaces by author Paul McNeil in the Irish Times.) 

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