The Designer’s Dictionary of Type
Following in the footsteps of The Designer’s Dictionary of Color, providing a vivid and highly accessible look at an even more important graphic design ingredient: typography.
From classic fonts like Garamond and Helvetica to modern-day digital fonts like OCR-A and Keedy Sans, author and designer Sean Adams demystifies 48 major typefaces, describing their history, stylistic traits, and common application.
Adams provides eye-catching illustrated examples, showcasing the beauty and expressiveness of typography, as employed by the world’s greatest designers.
Organized by serif, sans-serif, script, display, and digital typefaces, this book is a vital guide for designers, teachers, or students looking to gain a foundational understanding of the art, practice, and history of typography.
Designed by Sean Adams
Published by Abrams Books, 2019
Hardcover, 256 pages, 9.625 × 7.5 inches