Yearbook of Type 2019/20

Yearbook of Type 2019/20

Release: October 2019
Volume: 400 pages
Format: 16 × 24 cm
Price: 35.00 

At a time when it has never been easier to design, publish, and distribute typefaces, standing out as a designer is now evermore challenging. For typeface users in particular, staying up to date with the latest font trends and innovations and having to choose the right font for a project, has hardly been more difficult. The Yearbook of Type 2019/20 is a practical guide that helps users navigate the diverse, ocean-like, typographical landscape in order to choose a font that is right for them, and one that fits their project needs.

The reader is introduced to the world of typography through a series of articles showcasing sketches, background knowledge, technical information, instructions, and descriptions as well as the latest trends in contemporary typeface design.

Each individual typeface is presented on a double-page spread in the Yearbook of Type 2019/20. Featured on the left-hand side is a specimen page, whilst the right-hand page provides detailed information about the corresponding designer and foundry, in addition to an overview of the typefaces’ characteristics. This is supplemented by an extensive index which clearly displays the fonts according to classification, as well as presenting the font designers, publishers, and explanations of OpenType features. Thanks to an online microsite, the fonts presented in the book can be directly accessed in order to either download test versions or to buy them.

– Detailed presentation of 158 recent typefaces
– Ample background information
– Index of typeface classifications
– Index of all 176 type designers and 98 foundries from 36 countries
– Explanation of all OpenType features
– Essays, interviews, and tutorials by Pedro Amado, Massimiliano Audretsch, Bianca Berning, Ian Lynam, Lilo Schäfer, Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer, Mark van Wageningen, Amber Weaver, Stefan Willerstorfer, Anuthin Wongsunkakon, and Benjamin Wurster.

Presented type foundries: 205TF, 29Letters, AinsiFont, Antipixel, Binnenland, BLKBK Inc., Bonez Designz, Brownfox, Bureau Sebastian Moock, BVH Type, Cadson Demak, Calligrafiction, CAST Foundry, character type foundry, Connary Fagen, Inc., Darden Studio, Degarism Studio, Design is Culture, Detail Type Foundry, Dezcom, Dominique Kerber, FaceType, FAEL, Fatype, Fazan Fonts, FBAUP, Fontador, Fontfabric, Frere-Jones Type, FSdesign, FutureFonts, Hanken Design Co., Hoftype, Hurme Design, HvD Fonts, JAM Type, Jan Fromm, Jeremy Tankard Typography, Jonas Pelzer, Kimmy Design, Kontour, La Bolde Vita, Laïc: Type Foundry, Latinotype, Latinotype México, Lazydogs Typefoundry, LetterPalette, Los Andes Type, LUCRA Designstudio, Ludwig Type, Lux Typo, Mark Simonson Studio, Metis Foundry, Morisawa Inc., MOTORTYPE, NEW LETTERS, Nicolas Portnoï, Nouvelle Noire, Nova Type Foundry, Occupant Fonts, Our Polite Society Type, P22 type foundry, PampaType, Parachute, phospho, PintassilgoPrints, Playtype, Process Type Foundry, R-Typography, R9 Type+Design, Renegadefonts, Revolver Type Foundry, Sandoll, Inc., Schriftlabor, Sharp Type Corporation, stabenfonts, Stawix Foundry, Studio Buchanan, Studio René Bieder, sugargliderz, The Designers Foundry, The Northern Block, TipografiaRamis, Tipografies, Tour de Force Font Foundry, Typearture, typecuts, Typedepot, Typedifferent, TypeMates, Typerepublic, TypeTogether, typic, Typogama, Typonauten, übertype, URW Type Foundry, Velvetyne Type Foundry, and Wiescher-Design.

Awarded with German Design Award (Special Mention), and Tokyo TDC Award.

Slanted Publishers


October 2019

Creative Direction

Lars Harmsen

Art Direction

Julia Kahl

Graphicdesign and editorial management

Clara Weinreich

Graphic Design Assistance

Laura Gäbert

Editing and Translation

Isabella Krüger, Lies Wolf


Kolja Buscher


400 pages

Format in cm (w × h × d)

16 × 24 cm






Hardcover, printed in special colors


Kösel GmbH & Co. KG


Kösel GmbH & Co. KG

Cover Material

PEYDUR neuleinen, 135 g/qm, peyer graphic gmbh


Holmen TRND 2.0, 80 g/qm


SURBALIN seda, 115 g/qm, tiefschwarz, peyer graphic gmbh

Special colors

HKS 13 N, HKS 33 N, HKS 43 N, HKS 54 N, HKS 97 N, HKS Warenzeichenverband e. V.

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Yearbook of Type 2019/20