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Just My Type - A visual history of fonts and graphic styles: 1628–1938

Just My Type

A visual history of fonts and graphic styles: 1628–1938

Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles

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Enjoy a connoisseur’s overview of typeface design. 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.

The first volume covers pre–20th century typeface specimens, with texts by editor Cees de Jong and collector Jan Tholenaar. The second volume covers the period from 1900 to the mid-20th century, and contains a historical outline by Alston W. Purvis. The book also includes exclusive access with TASCHEN keycard to online image library: over 2,400 high-resolution scans of type specimens downloadable for unrestricted use.

Featuring works by type designers including: William Caslon, Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke, Peter Behrens, Rudolf Koch, Eric Gill, Jan van Krimpen, Paul Renner, Jan Tschichold, A. M. Cassandre, Aldo Novarese, and Adrian Frutiger.
  • “…an Aladdin’s Cave of typeface specimens.”

    — ARLIS Newsletter, St Albans
  • “…a ‘visual’ confection devoted to milestones that defined the typographic language of the times.”

    — The New York Times, New York