A reference guide of typographic terms and classification with definitions of form and usage for Latin based writing systems. The TDR is an encyclopedia, listing countless entries on the typographic arts.
Available in Hardcover & Paperback
I Love Typography
Jason Santa Maria
The second edition – with a foreword by Erik Spiekermann – has over doubled in size, the specimens have been reclassified to modern standards, and the index (now 1/6 of the book) has been deeply cross referenced, allowing you to – among other things – find glyphs required for a particular language.
This edition goes further back into history for the simple reason that our making and using of type today is fundamentally based on the past. Read a little about type history and you’ll find we’ve actually done most of this stuff before. Read a little more and you’ll see into the future.
The second edition includes new historical information on letterpress printing, the business of composition, and type and printing tools of the past. Also included are current technologies such as OpenType and web fonts.
Anatomy & Form now contains entries on paper and book sizes, including standards for sheets and fold counts, used to compare proportions or classify book construction.
Includes a much improved scheme for classifying the TDR’s specimens which have grown to include more than 80 typefaces.
Listed with associated languages and Unicode code points, included are Latin-based glyphs and some extras such as chessmen, musical signs, and Isotype.
The reworked index allows the study of items in various contexts: from typographic rules (form vs physically handset) to finding the glyphs required for a particular language. Further Reading now includes places and software.
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