The Anatomy of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces


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By Stephen Coles

The Anatomy of Type explores one hundred traditional and modern typefaces in loving detail, with a full spread devoted to each entry. The full character set from each typeface is shown, and the best letters for identification are enlarged and annotated, revealing key features, anatomical details, and the finer, often-overlooked elements of type design.

Containing in-depth information on everything from the designer and foundry, the year of release, and the different weights and styles available, The Anatomy of Type is more than a reference guide to the intricacies of typeface design. It is a visual send-up of some of the world's most beloved typefaces, whimsically displayed in vibrant color.

Includes an index and a foreword by Erik Spiekermann

Designed by Tony Sedoon

Published by Harper Design, 2012

Hardcover, 256 pages, full color offset, 7.77 × 9.94 inches

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