Tony Seddon: The Evolution of Type

When I flipped through this book at Barnes & Noble, it looks and feels familiar. It turns out that Tony Seddon has designed the excellent The Anatomy of Type by Stephen Coles. Like Coles’s book, The Evolution of Type is beautiful in illustration and insightful in providing the history of 100 timeless typefaces. The chronological order of the release date of the typefaces gives readers a sense of how typography has evolved in the last 500 years and continued to do so in the future. If you love The Anatomy, you will appreciate The Evolution. They are a perfect complement.