Evolution of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Landmark Typefaces

4,11 valoración promedio
( 9 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780500241486: Evolution of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Landmark Typefaces

The Evolution of Type takes the reader on a journey through the development of type design and typographic style from the mid-15th century to the present day, by way of 100 typefaces. Chosen to represent the key elements of style and form used by the punch cutters, calligraphers and designers of their day, and presented in chronological order according to release date, each typeface is discussed in terms of its origins and its impact on the design and print industry, and latterly the additional considerations for screen use. Versions released in metal-foundry type for hand-setting, as hot-metal type for the monotype and linotype machines, as phototype, and as digital revivals or originals, are covered in detail alongside information about the people responsible for the design and development of each adaptation of the typeface. Key glyphs from each face are annotated to indicate the specific features that mark out how typeface design has evolved over the last 500 or so years, and visual comparisons illustrate how typefaces created years ago have influenced the design of many contemporary releases. For the general reader, this book offers a thorough history of the typefaces we have been reading for decades; for typographers and designers, it is a valuable resource that will help to inform their choice of the most appropriate typeface for a project.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Tony Seddon is a freelance designer, art director and writer. He has authored and co-authored five books on graphic design, art direction and typography, including Thou Shall Not Use Comic Sans: A Designer's Almanac of Dos and Don'ts. He lives in East Sussex, UK.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:

Foreword

Type is a fundamental part of written language in the modern world, and yet it is commonly treated as a static thing. Once cast into metal, it is fixed in time.

But type is alive!

Each typeface has an individual history. It is often born out of specific necessity, influenced by the artistic world in which its creator lives or designed to solve a particular problem. Some typefaces die soon after they fulfill this initial purpose, but others can live on far beyond their designers' intentions. They can travel through design movements, traverse formats and substrates both analog and digital, and evolve into the typographic offspring that we refer to as revivals and reinterpretations. If a typeface survives these journeys it can continue to live on as a tool in the hands of future generations, producing work its creator never imagined.

And just as music has its archetypical artists or composers who represent a given genre (be it classical, blues, folk or rock), so does type. Certain typefaces define their classification or style; they set a standard, becoming the forebears by which all their followers are judged and compared. We know many of these classics well, whether its from the pages of our design-school textbooks (Bodoni, Garamond, Caslon, Futura) or the default font menus on our computers (Gill Sans, Times, Palatino, Helvetica). But how much do we really know about them? What was the context of the design world in which they were drawn? Were they in competition with other typefaces of the time? What life did they live after they were released? How did they survive the transition from metal to film to digital? Did they survive at all? Which typefaces followed in their shadow?

In this book, Tony Seddon makes a daring and worthwhile attempt to answer these questions. The Evolution of Type is a biography of these living things we call typefaces. It tells their individual stories, and while at it, tells the story of typography as a whole.

Stephen Coles

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Tony Seddon, Stephen Coles
Editorial: Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 0500241481 ISBN 13: 9780500241486
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Evolution of Type takes the reader on a journey through the development of type design and typographic style from the mid-15th century to the present day, by way of 100 typefaces. Chosen to represent the key elements of style and form used by the punch cutters, calligraphers and designers of their day, and presented in chronological order according to release date, each typeface is discussed in terms of its origins and its impact on the design and print industry, and latterly the additional considerations for screen use. Versions released in metal-foundry type for hand-setting, as hot-metal type for the monotype and linotype machines, as phototype, and as digital revivals or originals, are covered in detail alongside information about the people responsible for the design and development of each adaptation of the typeface. Key glyphs from each face are annotated to indicate the specific features that mark out how typeface design has evolved over the last 500 or so years, and visual comparisons illustrate how typefaces created years ago have influenced the design of many contemporary releases. For the general reader, this book offers a thorough history of the typefaces we have been reading for decades; for typographers and designers, it is a valuable resource that will help to inform their choice of the most appropriate typeface for a project. Nº de ref. de la librería AA29780500241486

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,39
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Tony Seddon
Editorial: Thames and Hudson Ltd 2015-08-17 (2015)
ISBN 10: 0500241481 ISBN 13: 9780500241486
Nuevos Cantidad: 4
Librería
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Thames and Hudson Ltd 2015-08-17, 2015. Estado de conservación: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Nº de ref. de la librería NU-GRD-05235532

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,21
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,35
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Seddon, Tony
ISBN 10: 0500241481 ISBN 13: 9780500241486
Nuevos Cantidad: 4
Librería
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 23290197-n

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,70
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,24
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Tony Seddon, Stephen Coles
Editorial: Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 0500241481 ISBN 13: 9780500241486
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Evolution of Type takes the reader on a journey through the development of type design and typographic style from the mid-15th century to the present day, by way of 100 typefaces. Chosen to represent the key elements of style and form used by the punch cutters, calligraphers and designers of their day, and presented in chronological order according to release date, each typeface is discussed in terms of its origins and its impact on the design and print industry, and latterly the additional considerations for screen use. Versions released in metal-foundry type for hand-setting, as hot-metal type for the monotype and linotype machines, as phototype, and as digital revivals or originals, are covered in detail alongside information about the people responsible for the design and development of each adaptation of the typeface. Key glyphs from each face are annotated to indicate the specific features that mark out how typeface design has evolved over the last 500 or so years, and visual comparisons illustrate how typefaces created years ago have influenced the design of many contemporary releases. For the general reader, this book offers a thorough history of the typefaces we have been reading for decades; for typographers and designers, it is a valuable resource that will help to inform their choice of the most appropriate typeface for a project. Nº de ref. de la librería AA29780500241486

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,99
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Seddon, Tony, Coles, Stephen
Editorial: Thames & Hudson Ltd (2015)
ISBN 10: 0500241481 ISBN 13: 9780500241486
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 2
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2015. Estado de conservación: New. Takes the reader on a journey through the development of type design and typographic style from the mid-15th century. This book offers a thorough history of the typefaces we have been reading for decades. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: AKC; AKD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 257 x 201 x 29. Weight in Grams: 1108. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780500241486

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 20,41
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Tony Seddon
Editorial: Thames and Hudson Ltd
ISBN 10: 0500241481 ISBN 13: 9780500241486
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Thames and Hudson Ltd. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780500241486

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,95
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 7,78
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Seddon, Tony, Coles, Stephen
Editorial: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN 10: 0500241481 ISBN 13: 9780500241486
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 2
Librería
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Thames & Hudson Ltd. Estado de conservación: New. Takes the reader on a journey through the development of type design and typographic style from the mid-15th century. This book offers a thorough history of the typefaces we have been reading for decades. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: AKC; AKD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 257 x 201 x 29. Weight in Grams: 1108. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780500241486

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 21,71
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Tony Seddon; Stephen Coles
Editorial: Thames and Hudson Ltd (2015)
ISBN 10: 0500241481 ISBN 13: 9780500241486
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2015. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería GH9780500241486

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,83
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,99
De Alemania a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Tony Seddon; Stephen Coles
ISBN 10: 0500241481 ISBN 13: 9780500241486
Nuevos Cantidad: 3
Librería
Majestic Books
(London, ,, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. pp. 256. Nº de ref. de la librería 373564682

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,98
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,16
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Tony Seddon, Stephen Coles
Editorial: Thames & Hudson 2015-08-17, London (2015)
ISBN 10: 0500241481 ISBN 13: 9780500241486
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Thames & Hudson 2015-08-17, London, 2015. hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780500241486

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,31
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,72
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda