Books Part 1

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Frutiger: Die Wandlung eines Schriftklassikers
by Erik Faulhaber

This book both documents and richly illustrates the history of the Frutiger typeface®, and the exciting process of its revision, In addition, it serves as a homage to Adrian Frutiger and his life’s work.
Gutenberg yearbook 2010

Gutenberg yearbook 2010
by Stephan Füssel

This year’s Gutenberg-Jahrbuch was published at the end of June, and is printed using the prize-winning Malabar™ from Dan Reynolds.
Adrian Frutiger – Typefaces

Adrian Frutiger – Typefaces. The Complete Works
by Heidrun Osterer, Philipp Stamm, Susanne Dickel, and Dylan Spiekermann

The definitive book on the design career of Adrian Frutiger has just been published.
Active Literature

Active Literature: Jan Tschichold and New Typography
by Christopher Burke

Jan Tschichold (1902–1974) is considered by many to be the most influential typographer of the twentieth century.
A History of Graphic Design

A History of Graphic Design
by Philip Meggs

Presents hundreds of full-color images & new material in many areas, including alphabets, …
Anatomy of a Typeface

Anatomy of a Typeface
by Alexander Lawson

This book describes in great detail the traits and development of the 20th Century’s most popular book faces.
American Type Design and Designers

American Type Design and Designers
by David Consuegra

This unique reference-more than 10 years in the making-chronicles the history of type in America through the typefaces and biographies of 62 of the most influential type designers.

Counterpunch: Making Type in the Sixteenth Century, Designing Typefaces Now
by Fred Smeijers

A must read. Provides a lot of basic information, very valuable to modern type designers …
Creative Lettering Today

Creative Lettering Today
by Michael Harvey

Creative Lettering Today brings together between its covers a quartet of lettering arts: drawing, calligraphy, carving, and digital lettering.
Der Typo Atlas

Der Typo Atlas
by Günter Schuler (German)

The number of available typeface fonts is in the hundreds of thousands.
Die Kunst der Typographie

Die Kunst der Typographie
by Paul Renner (German)

Paul Renner, the designer of the world famous Futura typeface, was also an accomplished artist, typesetter, and professor.
Emigre: Graphic Design into the Digital Realm

Emigre: Graphic Design into the Digital Realm
by Rudy VanderLans, Zuzana Licko

Oversized to do justice to its highly pictorial contents.
Helvetica Forever

Helvetica Forever: Story of a Typeface
by Victor Malsy and Lars Müller

Released in time for the 2007 Frankfurt Book Fair, this is a new book about a famous typeface.
Language Culture Type

Language Culture Type: International Type Design in the Age of Unicode
by John D. Berry

Language Culture Type grew out of the first international type-design competition, the 2001 bukva:raz!, whose goal was to promote global cultural pluralism, interaction, and diversity in typographic communications.
Letters of Credit

Letters of Credit
by Walter Tracy

A classic book on the construction of letterforms and typefaces.
Logo Font & Lettering Bible

Logo Font & Lettering Bible: A Comprehensive Guide to the Design, Construction and Usage of Alphabets and Symbols
by Leslie Cabarga

This book-a hands-on guide to the entire logo-making process-combines an enjoyable visual approach with extensive, industry-tested information.