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Revival type : digital typefaces inspired by the past / Paul Shaw, foreword by Jonathan Hoefler.

Shaw, Paul. (Author).
Book Book ([2017])
Description: vii, 247 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Publisher: New Haven, CT Yale University Press, [2017]
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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Endicott College General Collection Z 250 .S533 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 0300219296
  • ISBN: 9780300219296
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-245) and index.
Contents: Foreword -- Introduction -- Terminology -- Inscriptional letters -- Blackletter -- Venetian oldstyle and aldine types -- French oldstyle types -- Dutch oldstyle types -- Transitional types -- Neoclassical types -- Fat faces -- Slab serifs -- Wood type -- Late Victorian types -- 20th century seriffed types -- Grotesques and gothics -- Geometric san serifs -- Humanist sans serifs -- Scripts.
Summary: In this fascinating tour through typographic history, Paul Shaw provides a visually rich exploration of digital type revival. Many typefaces from the pre-digital past have been reinvented for use on computers and mobile devices, while other new font designs are revivals of letterforms, drawn from inscriptions, calligraphic manuals, posters, and book jackets. Revival Type deftly introduces these fonts, many of which are widely used, and engagingly tells their stories. Examples include translations of letterforms not previously used as type, direct revivals of metal and wood typefaces, and looser interpretations of older fonts. Among these are variations on classic designs by John Baskerville, Giambattista Bodoni, William Caslon, Firmin Didot, Claude Garamont, Robert Granjon, and Nicolas Jenson, as well as typefaces inspired by less familiar designers, including Richard Austin, Philippe Grandjean, and Eudald Pradell. Updates and revisions of 20th-century classics such as Palatino, Meridien, DIN, Metro, and Neue Haas Grotesk (Helvetica) are also discussed. Handsomely illustrated with annotated examples, archival material depicting classic designs, and full character sets of modern typefaces, Revival Type is an essential introduction for designers and design enthusiasts into the process of reinterpreting historical type.
Authors: Hoefler, Jonathan. (Added Author).
Citation: Shaw, Paul. "Revival type : digital typefaces inspired by the past." New Haven, CT Yale University Press, 2017.
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