By Alexander S. Lawson
To the layman, all printing varieties glance an identical. yet for typographers, image artists and others of that lunatic fringe who think that the letters we glance at day-by-day (and take totally with no consideration) are of profound value, the query of ways letters are shaped, what form they imagine, and the way they've got developed is still one in every of passionate and carrying on with concern.
Lawson explores the mammoth territory of varieties, their improvement and makes use of, their antecedents and offspring, with precision, perception, and readability. Written for the layman yet containing exhaustive examine, drawings and synopses of typefaces, this publication is a necessary addition to the library of an individual s typographic library. it really is, as Lawson states, now not written for the printer confident that there are already too many typefaces, yet relatively for that curious a part of the inhabitants that believes the other; that the subtleties of refinement as applies to roman and cursive letters haven't begun to be absolutely investigated and that the creation of the precise typeface is still a target to be as a lot wanted by means of current as by means of destiny variety designers. somebody meaning to typographic knowledge may still personal and treasure this vintage.
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