Field Guide to Typography

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Peter Dawson’s ‘field guide’ identifies and provides context for a selection of over 125 typefaces – classic and contemporary, common and uncommon – that are seen in the urban environment and on everyday objects. The book illustrates several examples of each typeface, describes its design history and essential characteristics; and, more generally, explores the complexity of the task of creating a typeface in interviews with seven great designers.

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Field Guide to Typography

Field Guide to Typography

Typefaces in the Urban Landscape

Hardback384pp Illustrated156x205mm

9783791348391     Product Code: 502785

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Peter Dawson’s ‘field guide’ identifies and provides context for a selection of over 125 typefaces – classic and contemporary, common and uncommon – that are seen in the urban environment and on everyday objects. The book illustrates several examples of each typeface, describes its design history and essential characteristics; and, more generally, explores the complexity of the task of creating a typeface in interviews with seven great designers.

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