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The Evolution of Type

A Graphic Guide to 100 Landmark Typefaces

Tony Seddon

Tony Seddon traces the development of type design and typographic style through a detailed survey of 100 important typefaces, from Nicholas Jenson’s early use of Roman letterforms in the mid 15th century to Selva, a blackletter typeface designed in 2012. For each design, Seddon describes its creator and its development, and provides examples of the typeface and a large, annotated illustration of a capital and a lower-case letter showing their distinctive typographical elements and innovations.
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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Year: 2015
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 252x197mm
  • ISBN: 9780500241486
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 1.1kg
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