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    Description"Retro Fonts" is a fantastic compilation of over 400 of the best retro fonts from 1830 to the end of the 20th century. The fonts are presented in the style of old type specimen books as alphabets with sample words/phrases, shown opposite classic examples of the fonts in use in their historical context. Arranged chronologically into eight sections representing different stylistic eras, each with an introduction discussing the typography of that era, the fonts range from Art Deco, Bauhaus and Swiss through to Sixties, Disco and Punk. Featuring both familiar fonts and lesser known examples ripe for rediscovery, this is a unique source of inspiration for all graphic designers and typographers. The accompanying CD contains 222 copyright-free fonts.


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    Title
    Retro Fonts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gregor Stawinski
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 560
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 250 mm
    Thickness: 45 mm
    Weight: 1,480 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781856696814
    ISBN 10: 1856696812
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ART
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    BIC subject category V2: AKD
    BISAC V2.8: DES007050
    DC22: 686.22409034
    Thema V1.0: AKD
    Publisher
    Laurence King Publishing
    Imprint name
    Laurence King Publishing
    Publication date
    23 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Gregor Stawinski is a graphic designer based in Munich.
    Table of contents
    Introduction Typefaces 1. Grunderzeit and Gold Rush/Historicism 2. Fin de Siecle and Simplicissimus/Art Nouveau/Jugenstil and Japonism 3. Cinema, Jazz and Bob Cuts/Art Deco and Plakatstil 4. Tschichold and Bauhaus/Elementary Typography and Constructivism 5. Cult of Personality and Popular Reception/The Typography of Tradition 6. Petticoat and Rock'n'Roll/Organic Design and Calligraphic Style 7. Economic Miracle and Moon Landing/Swiss Typography and the Space Age 8. Flower Power and Revolt/Pop and Disco 9. Walkman, Rubik's Cube and Gen X/Postmodern and Punk