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THE EVOLUTION OF TYPE: A GRAPHIC GUIDE TO 100 LANDMARK TYPEFACES -- EXAMINING LETTERS FROM METAL TYPE TO OPENTYPE. Tony Seddon. Firefly Books (U.S.) Inc., Buffalo, 2015. 256 pp. with 229 ills. (204 col.). 26 x 20 cm. ISBN 9781770855045 In English.
Publisher's description: The Evolution of Type examines 100 landmark typefaces from the history of font design, from the type used by Johannes Gutenberg to produce his 42-Line Bible, to the latest digital typefaces. It reveals the meaning behind typographic characters and shows how the use of type has changed over time. A full spread is devoted to each typeface and its origins. Concise text describes the design history and usage of the face, and its long-term impact on the development of typefaces. Annotated enlargements show the new features that the typeface introduced and highlight its most important design characteristics.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Graphic Design
Plans: 73,54
Worldwide Number: 169670
Hardcover $29.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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