1000 Fonts: An Illustrated Guide to Finding the Right Typeface

1000 Fonts: An Illustrated Guide to Finding the Right Typeface

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Edited by Bob Gordon, Text by Graham Davis, Text by Robin Dodd, Text by Keith Martin

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  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 198mm x 36mm | 885g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: San Francisco, CA
  • ISBN 10: 081186846X
  • ISBN 13: 9780811868464
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 177,316

Product description

Finding the perfect font is tricky, and in an increasingly digital age, the options seem endless. This handy volume takes the mystery out of font selection by displaying the entire alphabet and numerals for 1000 unique typefaces, making it easy for designers--or anyone who works with type--to find the perfect face for any job. An easy-to-understand icon system organizes hundreds of fonts, making searching and cross-referencing easy. And, an additional feature, color photos offer real-world examples of many of the fonts in action, showing how they translate from screen to final layout. Accessible and thorough, 1000 Fonts is an indispensable tool for novice and expert designers alike.

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Bob Gordon teaches graphic design and art at both the University of Brighton and Kingston University, England. He has more than 40 years of experience working with typography.