Novo Typo Color Book


Are typographers and type designers really black-and-white thinkers? Are they so conservative as to think that the text you see everywhere, even on your laptop, tablet, or mobile phone, should always be black? Traditionally, texts in manuscripts were written in black, but this is likely due to the technical limitations of Gutenberg’s groundbreaking invention, the printing press. Dutch designer Mark van Wageningen is pushing to change this accepted norm—his book celebrates the functionality and decoration of letters.

Text and an engaging, colorful design by Van Wageningen, a (typo-)graphic designer and founder of Novo Typo, an Amsterdam-based type foundry and graphic design studio. Includes a preface by graphic designer and type designer Gerard Unger.

Published by De Buitenkant, 2017

Hardcover, 104 pages, open binding, color, 6.5 × 9.75 inches

ISBN: 978-94-90913-65-6

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