Fifty Type Specimens from the Collection of Tobias Frere-Jones


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A collection of fifty postcards with stunning images of typography, for inspiration, correspondence, or display. Cards feature classic letterforms, pages from specimen books, and crops of gorgeous letters presented in a box with the feel of an old specimen book. Historic typefaces, selected by renowned designer and type aficionado Tobias Frere-Jones, are organized into four geographic categories by thumb tabs: Germany, France, United States, and the United Kingdom.

A perfect gift for yourself, friends or family—anyone who enjoys letterforms and typographic history. The cards, drawn from Frere-Jones's mammoth collection of over 300 specimen books, can be used for display, inspiration or as actual postcards.

Published by Princeton Architectural Press, 2017

50 individual postcards in slide-out cloth box with foil stamping, 4.25 × 5.375 inches

ISBN: 978-1-61689-644-7

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