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Letter Fountain by Joep Pohlen

Letter Fountain by Joep Pohlen

しい装丁の、フォントリファレンスブック。非常に分厚く6センチ前後の厚みがある。「The ultimate typeface reference guide」とあるようにいろいろなこと(未読)が書いてある。書いてあることはしっかり書いてあるが、流石に持ち歩く重さでもなく、日常の調べ物にも使っていないが、その重さからスキャナー使用時の重りや、シワになった書類のアイロンがわりに使っている。また高級感と素敵な装丁ゆえ、置いておくだけで絵になる。先にも述べたが、内容は否定するところがなく役立つこともあると思う。

  • 著者訳者:Joep Pohlen
  • 出版社:Taschen America Llc
  • 言語:英語

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Letter Fountain by Joep Pohlen

Letter Fountain by Joep Pohlen

“Everything you could ever want to know about printing letters and numbers.
Looking back as far as man’s first efforts to communicate with visual signs and drawings, Letter Fountain is a completely unique typeface handbook: in addition to examining the form and anatomy of every letter in the alphabet (as well as punctuation marks and special characters), the book cross-references type designs with important works of art and art movements from Gutenberg’s times until today. Further attention is given to the esthetics of the digital age and typographical recommendations such as the choice of the right typeface for a job. Rounding out the guide are an in-depth comparison between sans-serif and serif typefaces, an essay about measuring systems and indications, advice about typographic rules, plus a manual for developing digital fonts.

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