Letter Fountain – A stunningly well-crafted bible of typographyLetter Fountainby Joep PohlenTaschen2011
In one thick, magnificently printed volume we get a whole course on typography. The back of this 638-page book contains a roundup of the major font families and what makes them special with plenty of printed examples. The front of the book is the best orientation to the logic of fonts that I’ve seen. There may be better books about using the art of typography on a page, but this is the master on the subtleties and dynamics of different fonts. Watch how adding or subtracting serifs changes the emotion of the page. Why are some letters thinner or longer? This book’s knowledge…
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