Creative Type: A Sourcebook of Classic and Contemporary Letterforms (Hardcover)

A Sourcebook of Classic and Contemporary Letterforms

By Cees W. De Jong, Alston W. Purvis, Friedrich Friedl

Thames & Hudson, 9780500512296, 399pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005



Creative Type begins with three essays that address issues such as the impact of the digital era on typography and the ways in which contemporary designers are harnessing the typefaces of the past to satisfy the needs of the present. The book goes on to illustrate thirty-four modern classic typefaces produced between 1985 and 2004, accompanied by comments from each font's designer. A section devoted to the great historic typefaces, from Garamond, created in 1543, to Akzidenz Grotesk, designed by Gunter Gerhard Lange in 1969, completes the volume.