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The Geometry of Type By Stephen Coles

The Geometry of Type
by Stephen Coles

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Explores 100 traditional and modern typefaces in loving detail, with a full spread devoted to each entry. In this title, characters from each typeface are enlarged and annotated to reveal key features, anatomical details, and the finer, often-overlooked elements of type design, which shows how these attributes affect mood and readability.
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The Geometry of Type: The Anatomy of 100 Essential Typefaces by Stephen Coles

The Geometry of Type explores 100 traditional and modern typefaces in loving detail, with a full spread devoted to each entry. Characters from each typeface are enlarged and annotated to reveal key features, anatomical details, and the finer, often-overlooked elements of type design, which shows how these attributes affect mood and readability. Sidebar information lists the designer and foundry, the year of release and the different weights and styles available, while feature boxes explain the origins and best uses for each typeface, such as whether it is suitable for running text or as a display font for headlines. To help the reader spot each typeface in the wider world, the full character set is shown, and the best letters for identification are highlighted. This beautiful and highly practical work of reference for font spotters, designers and users is a close-up celebration of typefaces and great type design.

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The Geometry of Type Reviews


'It's fair to say that this elegant book takes an appreciation of letterforms to another level' - Creative Review
'A great typographic primer' - DavidAirey.com

About Stephen Coles


Stephen Coles is a writer and typographer. After six years as creative director at FontShop in San Francisco, he now edits the websites Typographica, Fonts In Use and The Mid-Century Modernist. Stephen is a regular contributor to The Print and The Codex magazines, a Type Camp instructor and a member of the FontFont TypeBoard. He also contributed editorial content to the most recent edition of FontBook: Digital Typeface Compendium.

Additional information

GOR010296854
The Geometry of Type: The Anatomy of 100 Essential Typefaces by Stephen Coles
Stephen Coles
Used - Like New
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2012-11-29
256
0500241422
9780500241424
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.