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An A-Z of Type Designers - Neil Macmillan

An A-Z of Type Designers

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This illustrated A-Z features outstanding type designers from around the world, from Gutenberg to the present day. Arranged alphabetically by designer's name, the book contains over 260 biographical profiles.

Entries are illustrated by key typefaces taken from a wide range of sources, including type specimens, original posters, private press editions and magazine covers, and also give a list of work and, where applicable, further reading references and a website address.

An essential reference for typographers, graphic designers and students, the book also features a full index and eight short texts by leading typographers - Jonathan Barnbrook, Erik van Blokland, Clive Bruton, John Downer, John Hudson, Jean Francois Porchez, Erik Spiekermann and Jeremy Tankard - that cover a variety of different aspects of type design, including typeface revivals, font piracy, designing fonts for corporate identities and the role of nationality in type design.

About the Author

Neil Macmillan works independently with designers and art directors styling type use in newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns and corporate identities.

Introduction: Neil Macmillan;
Fonts as self-expression: Jonathan Barnbrook;
LettError, or the ghost in the machine: Erik van Blokland;
Education: the answer to font theft?: Clive Bruton;
Typeface revivals: John Downer;
Global text and type: a considered snapshot: John Hudson;
Nationality and type design: Jean Francois Porchez;
Corporate typography: Erik Spiekermann;
Drawing letters and type: initial steps in designing type: Jeremy Tankard;
262 Designers Listed Alphabetically;
Further reading;
Photographic credits;

ISBN: 9781856693950
ISBN-10: 1856693953
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 10th April 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.6
Weight (kg): 1.06
Edition Number: 1