Book Design and Editing
In addition, Typeface includes a unique feature certain to delight designers: a choice of similar typefaces is given for each font, so that alternatives can be easily compared, taking the stress out of tracking down typefaces. Characteristics such as vertically stressed oblique serifs or abrupt contrasts are highlighted and easily cross-referenced, allowing designers to make educated type choices without having to trawl through the seemingly endless pages of type vendor libraries. Accompanying the main character sets and typesheets are examples of the typefaces in use. Leading practitioners such as Pentagram, karlssonwilker inc., and Why Not Associates provide a working context for each typeface, making Font both a fully functional sourcebook and an inspirational showcase of international typographic design.
This book was commissioned and printed by RotoVision in the UK. The US edition was issued by Princeton Architectural Press and retitled Typeface: Classic Typography for Contemporary Design with alterations to the cover and section title pages.