Font. The Sourcebook


»Font. The Sourcebook« beschäftigt sich mit der Geschichte der Schrift als Kommunikations-, Design-, Darstellungs- und Kunst-Element. So erfährt man ein paar Fakten zu bekannten Schriften oder frischt vorhandenes Wissen einfach auf.

Über 50 Schriften, die die Geschichte am Meisten beeinflusst haben, werden jeweils auf einer Doppelseite behandelt. Darunter die: Akzidenz Grotesk, Baskerville, Caslon, DIN, Frutiger, Garamond, Helvetiva, Interstate, Joanna, Knockout, Lucida, Matrix, News Gothic, Officina, Perpetua, Quadraat, Rockwell, Syntax, Times New Roman, Univers, Walbaum, Zapfina.

Zudem enthalten sind Kommentare und Essays von wichtigen Designern, Kritikern und Typografen unserer Zeit wie beispielsweise David Pearson, Ed Fella, Peter Bil’ak oder Sam Winston.

Das Buch ist eine wertvolle und inspirierende Quelle für jeden Designer und dient sicher auch als Hilfsmittel bei der Auswahl von Schriften.

Font. The Sourcebook
Herausgeberin: Nadin Monem
Beitragende: David Pearson, Will Hill, Domenic Lippa, Ed Fella, Teal Triggs, Sam
Winston, Sibylle Hagmann, Peter Bil’ak, and Alexander W. White.

320 Seiten
500 s/w und farbige Illustrationen
21 x 17 cm
ISBN: 978 1 906155 41 4
45,- US-Dollar (31,99 EUR bei Amazon)

_Press Release
Font. The Sourcebook is an engaging and informative discussion of the history of
typeface as communication, design, display and fine art, combined with an
invaluable and inspirational resource for any designer of the most influential
typefaces throughout history.

Beginning with an accessible and interesting discussion of the emergence and
development of typeface, Font. The Sourcebook looks at the ancient precursors of
modern font in the early scribal forms of pictograms and hieroglyphics, through
wood blocks and the invention of moveable type, the foundry and original type
founders, to the advent of mechanised printing methods and all the way through to
the most innovative work being done in digital typography today.

Font takes up a variety of movements in art and design, exploring the fascinating
stories of the most important typographers in the history of type design, and
explains what makes the most enduring typefaces so significant to the history of the
practice. This lively conversation about the various influences, advances and
theories underlying the history of typography is peppered with celebrity voices
taking up particular debates alive in the field of typography, both historically and
today. Including David Pearson, Will Hill, Domenic Lippa, Ed Fella, Teal Triggs, Sam
Winston, Sibylle Hagmann, Peter Bil’ak, Alexander W. White and Stefan Sagmeister.

Covering the themes of how type is designed and the principles of type, with a
particular look at the impact that changing technologies have on type design, Font
profiles the pioneers, such as John Baskerville, Max Miedinger, Adrian Frutiger,
Herbert Bayer, Claude Garamond, Morris Fuller Benton, Bruce Rogers, amongst
others, before moving on to discuss the designers who are pushing typography
forward today, such as Matthew Carter, Erik Spiekermann, Neville Brody, Peter
Bil’ak, Jonathon Barnbrook and design groups such as Experimental Jetset.

Presenting over 50 of the most important typefaces in history in their full glory, Font. The Sourcebook is an encyclopaedic and inspirational resource for designers and artists. Featuring a short history, an exhaustive library, examples of its most
innovative or inventive applications, these profiles of the most innovative and
important historical and contemporary typefaces currently in use provide a vital
practical tool for graphic designers and typographers to use and be inspired by.

Featured typefaces include Akzidenz Grotesk, Aldus, Avant Garde, Baskerville, Bell
Centennial, Bell Gothic, Bembo, Blur, Bodoni, Caslon, Clarendon, Cooper Black,
Courier, DIN, Fedra, Fette Fraktur, Franklin Gothic, Frutiger, Futura, Garamond,
Gill, Gotham, Helvetica, Interstate, Joanna, Johnston, Knockout, Lucida, Matrix,
Meta, News Gothic, Officina, Optima, Perpetua, Quadraat, Rockwell, Rosewood,
Scala, Stone, Syntax, Thesis, Times New Roman, Trade Gothic, Trajan, Triplex,
Univers, Walbaum, and Zapfino.

With comment from some of the most important designers, critics and
typographers working today, Font. The Sourcebook is a resource no one interested in art and design will want to be without.