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B3972. Typographic Mind / Bringhurst B3972. The Typographic Mind by Robert Bringhurst. 2006. 8pp. 4"x8". Paper
An essay on thinking typographically. Includes references to architecture, design, language, and poetry.
B1702-P. Elements of Typographic Style (PB) / Bringhurst B1702-P. The Elements of Typographic Style: Version 4.0: 20th Anniversary Edition by Robert Bringhurst. 2013. 398pp. 5.25"x9". Paper
Renowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful style guide, combining the practical, theoretical, and historical. This edition is completely updated, with a thorough revision of the longest chapter, "Prowling the Specimen Books," and with many other small but important changes.
B3970. Ursa Major / Bringhurst B3970. Ursa Major by Robert Brinhurst. 2009. 97pp. 5"x8". Paper
A new-edition reprint of Robert Bringhurst's polyphonic masque. Shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize in 2004, the National Post calls Ursa Major "a typically majestic and dedicated piece of work."
Described by the author as "a poem that marries Cree, Roman and Greek traditions in a form that is a cross between a five-act play and a string quartet," Ursa Major sounds out variations on the story of the great bear constellation in four languages, using parallel voices to enhance the fascinating discovery of a central myth in multiple cultures.
Ursa Major was first performed by the Regina dance company New Dance Horizons in 2002. This volume attempts to express that performance on the page, with a reading version and a multi-colored "Voice Map" representing the poem's polyphonic characteristics typographically. The cover and title page feature a wood engraving by Wesley Bates.
B3435. About More Alphabets (Zapf) / Kelly About More Alphabets: The Types of Hermann Zapf by Jerry Kelly with a foreword by Robert Bringhurst. 2011. 112pp. 4.5"x7". Hardcover
In 1960, the Typophiles published a now-treasured chapbook on Hermann Zapf's metal faces. More than 50 years later, this new volume brings you up-to-date, presenting a selection of his major alphabet design projects. Even as letterforms have changed from metal to phototype to digital, Zapf has continued to produce exceptional typefaces - most drawing from pen-made forms. The book is filled with type drawings and trials and other illustrations, some rarely seen. Purchase your copy of this finely-printed letter art treasure designed by Jerry Kelly. (As a used book, the first Zapf chapbook can command $100 or more.). Typophile Chap Book New Series no. 3.
B3791. Stevens/Zapf Book Combo 1 This is a special price for the following two books. Save $15 by purchasing together.
B3435. About More Alphabets (Zapf) / Kelly
About More Alphabets: The Types of Hermann Zapf by Jerry Kelly with a foreword by Robert Bringhurst. 2011. 112pp. 4.5"x7". Hardcover
In 1960, the Typophiles published a now-treasured chapbook on Hermann Zapf's metal faces. More than 50 years later, this new volume brings you up-to-date, presenting a selection of his major alphabet design projects. Even as letterforms have changed from metal to phototype to digital, Zapf has continued to produce exceptional typefaces - most drawing from pen-made forms. The book is filled with type drawings and trials and other illustrations, some rarely seen. Reserve your copy of this finely-printed letter art treasure designed by Jerry Kelly. (As a used book, the first Zapf chapbook can command $100 or more.). Typophile Chap Book New Series no. 3.
Features over 30 pieces of John Stevens' remarkable work, including quotes, alphabets, and pieces incorporating paintings & drawings. Stevens states in the opening comments that he hopes to "create visual poetry." The works in this book are visual poetry, uniting meaning and presentation beautifully. Comes with a bookmark-style guide with the title and tools used for each piece. Full color
B3778. Brush 'n' Script / Geum-Hee Hong Brush 'n' Script by Geum-hee Hong. 2010. 480pp. 5.5x8.5. Hardcover
This collection of over 330 typefaces includes multiple examples of elegant Italian & French cursives, wonderful copperplate scripts and casual marker-fonts, plus expressive handwriting, free-style, flamboyant brush, and swash types. In the mix are fonts from well-known foundries as well as new designs from current designers. Presents full fonts. Similar to the popular Fraktur mon Amour. Unlike that book, this one has two to four lines of words, so you can see how the type looks as text. Includes CD for Mac & PC with 120 fonts for you to use.
B3315. Creative Characters / Middendorp Creative Characters: Interviews with Font Designers edited by Jan Middendorp. 2010. 192pp. 8.5"x11". Flexibind $32.00. Sale
Creative Characters is a collection of in-depth interviews with up-and-coming typeface designers, as well as the most influential current designers. They present the motives and methods behind their types. The list of designers includes Jim Parkinson, Underware, David Berlow, Alejandro Paul, Veronika Burian, Rian Hughes, Cristian Schwartz, and many more. Middendorp is the author of Dutch Type.
B3237. A-Z of Type Designers / Macmillan An A-Z of Type Designers by Neil Macmillan. 2006. 208pp. 8.5"x11". Paper $35.00. SALE.
This handsomely illustrated volume features a comprehensive listing of outstanding type designers from around the world, ranging from Johann Gutenberg (c. 1394-1468) to the present day. Arranged alphabetically by designer, the book features the work of more than 260 figures in type design, many of whom are among the field’s most renowned - including Morris Fuller Benton, Matthew Carter, Adrian Frutiger, Claude Garamond, Eric Gill, Frederic W. Goudy, Bruce Rogers, and Hermann Zapf - as well as entries on lesser-known designers whose contributions to typography are substantial. Entries are illustrated by examples of the designers’ work taken from posters, private press editions, magazine covers, book designs, and rare archival specimens.
An A-Z of Type Designers also features eight essays by leading contemporary typographers Jonathan Barnbrook, Erik van Blokland, Clive Bruton, John Downer, John Hudson, Jean François Porchez, Erik Spiekermann, and Jeremy Tankard. These authors discuss different aspects of contemporary type design, including typeface revivals, font piracy, and designing fonts for corporate identities. 124 b/w + 234 color illus.
B2665. American Type Design American Type Design and Designers
By David Consuegra. 2004. 320pp. 8.75"x11.25". Paper $35.00 SALE
Chronicles the history of type in America through short biographies of 62 of the most influential type designers and 334 of their typefaces. Covers a century of American contributions to the world of type from late 1800's with metal faces, through photo-typefaces of the mid and later 20th century and with digital faces up until just before the great explosion of digital faces. In addition to the complete alphabet showings of all the typefaces, there are reproductions from a variety of type publications. Includes glossary, a history of nine American type foundries and a timeline of type related events from 1600 to 2001. The only book I know that focuses on American type designers. An invaluable resource.
B2908. Fraktur mon Amour/Schlansky Fraktur mon Amour
By Judith Schlansky. English Edition 2008. 646pp. 5"x8". Hardcover.
Presents over 300 Blackletter fonts (capitals, lowercase, numbers, accented characters, along with a brief text
setting ). Covers rotunda, batarde, textura, schwabacher, fraktur, modern, initials/decoratives, and contemporary
fonts. For each font: date, designer and original foundry along with digital foundry/web address where applicable. Facing each font page is a decorative page using characters from the font. Printed in black and pink. CD-Rom with 130 blackletter fonts included.