Book Collection: Typography
, by Neil Macmillan, is a quick, useful reference on type designers and their works.
An A-Z of Type Designers
, by Tamye Riggs, provides insights on the talented team at Adobe Type.
The Adobe Original Silver Anniversary Story
, by Heidrun Osterer & Philipp Stamm, is a big, beautiful, and comprehensive documentation of Frutiger’s typefaces completed with detailed analysis.
Adrian Frutiger Typefaces
, by Alexander Lawson, is an informative analytical study of classic typefaces and their letter forms.
Anatomy of a Typeface
, by Stephen Coles, is as delightful to read as insightful to study.
The Anatomy of Type
, by Michael and Susan Wightman Mitchell, is indeed a designer’s manual for making beautiful books while still focusing on legibility and readability.
, by TypeTogether, features inspiring behind-the-scenes stories of the foundry as well as informative how-to essays. It is an essential and enjoyable read for anyone who touches types.
, by James Felici, is a concise yet comprehensive manual on typesetting drawing from over thirty years of experience.
The Complete Manual of Typography
, by Christopher Perfect, manages to provide a comprehensive history of typography starting from 3000BC to 1990s within the first 35 pages.
The Complete Typographer
, by Karen Cheng, is a must-read for anyone who is interested in type design and typography.
, by Jost Hochuli, exams the elements of micro-typography including letters, words, lines, and spacing.
Detail In Typography
, by Robert Bringhurst, is the quintessential text on typography.
The Elements of Typographic Style
, by Tony Seddon, is useful, insightful, and a perfect complement to Stephen Coles’s The Evolution of Type The Anatomy of Type.
, by Peter Dawson, is a breezy and beautiful introduction to the world of typography we see everyday.
The Field Guide to Typography
, by Tim Brown, is an essential guide to shape better typography on the web.
, by Cyrus Highsmith, advises designers to look at the space (such as glyph, counter, letter, and line) rather than the text.
, by Simon Garfield, is an engaging book about fonts that even non-type nerds will enjoy.
Just My Type
, by Denise Bosler, teaches all basic parts of typography and points out good-vs.-bad examples.
, by Jan Tschichold, provides practical principles for contemporary design.
The New Typography
, by Jason Santa Maria, proves that the process of working with types on the web could be rewarding, engaging, and not daunting.
On Web Typography
, by Sofie Beier, is packed with research on the history of reading and typography. Reading Letters
, by Paul Shaw, is an awe-inspiring collection of typefaces that have been reinvented and reinterpreted from the past to the present. Revival Type
, by Keith Houston, reserves a place on my bookshelf to remind me these characters whenever I work on my typographic design.
, by Jan Middendorp, covers the basics of typesetting and the nuances of typography.
, by Erik Spiekermann and E.M. Ginger, uses amusing, relatable analogies to help readers understand the important of typography.
Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works
, by Ellen Lupton, is a rare gem—a book on typography that is as thoughtfully explained as it is designed. Thinking with Type
, by Sofie Beier, is not only an essential guide for type designers, but also a useful reference for typographers who want to make better typographic choices. Type Tricks
, by Sebastian Carter, features short profiles of prominent type designers starting from Frederic W. Goudy to Carol Twombly.
Twentieth Century Type Designers
, by Richard Rutter, is a comprehensive resource that has everything you need to know for setting beautiful, readable, and responsive type on the web. Web Typography