By Alexander S. Lawson

To the layman, all printing forms glance an identical. yet for typographers, photo artists and others of that lunatic fringe who think that the letters we glance at day-by-day (and take solely with no consideration) are of profound value, the query of the way letters are shaped, what form they think, and the way they've got developed is still certainly one of passionate and carrying on with concern.

Lawson explores the immense territory of sorts, their improvement and makes use of, their antecedents and offspring, with precision, perception, and readability. Written for the layman yet containing exhaustive learn, drawings and synopses of typefaces, this publication is a vital addition to the library of somebody s typographic library. it really is, as Lawson states, now not written for the printer confident that there are already too many typefaces, yet really for that curious a part of the inhabitants that believes the other; that the subtleties of refinement as applies to roman and cursive letters have not begun to be totally investigated and that the creation of definitely the right typeface is still a target to be as a lot wanted by means of current as by means of destiny sort designers. a person desiring to typographic knowledge may still personal and treasure this vintage.

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