TYPOGRAPHY SHELF #2
My personal favorites are starred.
☆ Alexander S. Lawson, Anatomy of a Typeface
☆ Fred Smeijers, Counterpunch
☆ Lewis Blackwell, 20th Century Type Remix (Links to the new updated edition.)
☆ Steven Heller and Philip B. Meggs (Editors), Texts on Type
Texts on Type is an amazing collection of essays on typography written by design superstars. Paul Rand, Jan Tschichold, Rick Poynor, Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Beatrice Warde, Emil Ruder, and on and on. Counterpunch explores 16th Century metal printing types by looking at the negative space of letterforms. It’s a great account of what the type design process was like in the early days of printing. Reading this book made me want to visit The Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, Belgium.