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Books & Magazines August, 17 2009

Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles, Vol. 1

The title says it all – Type takes readers through a series of fonts and graphic styles covering the years 1628 to 1900. Compiled by Alston W. Purvis, professor, and Jan Tholenaar, collector, the book proposes to trace the modern evolution of the printed letter. Given the source material, and the examples reprinted, one might suggest that the goal is achieved.

Available now from Taschen, where you can also take a full leaf through of Type.

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