By Jerry Kelly
An indispensable guide to hundreds of important modern versions of earlier typefaces, presenting clear and concise discussions of origins, permutations, and contemporary digital availability.
For typographers, revival type forms an integral part of their font repertoire. Older classics such as Baskerville, Garamond, and Bodoni are embedded fonts in standard operating system collections and continue to serve their users well, being the trusted go-to tools of the best professional designers.
All revivals are digital interpretations of lost originals. In almost every case, there is, and has to be, considerable selection, revising, and re-formatting involved. The nature of such work is little understood or appreciated.
The definition, application, and use of type revivals has been neglected, or worse, misunderstood until now. Type Revivals aims to shed new light on the subject, reviewing hundreds of important modern versions of earlier typefaces, and presenting clear and concise discussions of their origins, permutations, and contemporary digital availability.
Published by David R. Godine, 2019
Hardcover, 189 pages, 8 × 11 inches