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By Alexander S. Lawson

To the layman, all printing kinds glance an identical. yet for typographers, image artists and others of that lunatic fringe who think that the letters we glance at day-by-day (and take completely without any consideration) are of profound significance, the query of ways letters are shaped, what form they suppose, and the way they've got developed continues to be one in all passionate and carrying on with concern.

Lawson explores the enormous territory of sorts, their improvement and makes use of, their antecedents and offspring, with precision, perception, and readability. Written for the layman yet containing exhaustive study, drawings and synopses of typefaces, this e-book is a vital addition to the library of somebody s typographic library. it's, as Lawson states, no longer written for the printer confident that there are already too many typefaces, yet quite for that curious a part of the inhabitants that believes the other; that the subtleties of refinement as applies to roman and cursive letters have not begun to be absolutely investigated and that the creation of the fitting typeface continues to be a aim to be as a lot wanted through current as via destiny sort designers. someone meaning to typographic knowledge may still personal and treasure this vintage.

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