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Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles

Softcover, two vols. with keycard in slipcase, 9.4 x 12 in., 6.60 lb, 720 pages
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Original edition US$ 119.98
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Roman, italic, bold, and broad: lose yourself in a universe of type in this two-volume anthology of lettering and graphics from 1628 to 1938. With thousands of examples, from the far-out to functional, this visual odyssey of typography will inspire, excite, and thrill font freaks everywhere.

Just My Type

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

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 an 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.
The editors and authors

Cees W. de Jong is a designer and publisher based in Naarden, the Netherlands. He has published numerous books on design, architecture, art and graphic design, and is now working as a design/publishing consultant and author.

Alston W. Purvis is professor of the visual arts division of the School of Arts at Boston University, USA. He is also the author of many books on graphic design.

Jan Tholenaar was a collector of the printed letter in all its various incarnations; especially in the form of design catalogs and specimen books. He lived in Amsterdam, where he passed away in 2009.

Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles
Softcover, two vols. with keycard in slipcase, 9.4 x 12 in., 6.60 lb, 720 pages
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Type.
A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles
New edition, only US$ 60
Original edition US$ 119.98
Save US$ 59.98
Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles - Not available