Monday, December 6, 2010

Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles




Its a double feature this week!
I found these great type resources from Taschen, Vol 1 spanning 1628-1900 and Vol 2 1901-1938. Theres so much stuff in these- mostly clip-art looking style sheets for different bits of type and also other graphic details related to books. The real treat of these collections is that they both come with a key card that allows access onto a site which has hi-resoultion scans of nearly all of the pages. So the books then become more than just inspiration but actually really nice catalogs of the contents of the website. Id suspect the entirety of those contents are copy right free. Pretty nice, if not priceless.


Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles
Volume 1 1628-1900
360 pgs (HC)
Taschen
ISBN 978-3-8365-1101-8

story of Typefaces and Graphic Styles
Volume 2 1901-1938
360 pgs (HC)
Taschen
ISBN 978-3-8365-1514-6

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