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Books & Magazines September, 16 2010

“Creative Characters” Book

New from Bis Publishers, “Creative Characters is a collection of in-depth interviews with the most influential type designers in the business as well as up-and-coming young guns about the motives and methods behind the typefaces. The list of designers include Jim Parkinson, Underware, David Berlow, Alejandro Paul, Veronika Burian, Rian Hughes, Cristian Schwartz and many more. The interviews have been published before in the montly newsletter sent out to 450.000 subscribers by MyFonts.com the world’s largest web shop for digital fonts based in the USA. The book adds great value to the interviews by its gift value and the extra illustrations of type samples and showings of graphic designs, sketches and sources. As a bonus for those who are fascinated by how typefaces are made, the book includes a concise beginner’s guide to type design by world-renowned specialist (and MyFonts collaborator) Adam Twardoch. Creative Characters was edited by Jan Middendorp, whose Dutch Type (2004) is among the most acclaimed typography books of the present decade.”

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