About More Alphabets
Only 75 copies of this deluxe edition of About More Alphabets
were made, less than 40 of which are for sale. Each copy is signed by the author and includes four type specimens (Gilgengart, Palatino Italic, Hunt Roman, and Zapf Civilité) in a paper folder. A slipcase for the book and specimen folder is also included.
The book itself focuses on the work of Hermann Zapf, typographer extraordinaire, in an attempt to bring attention to something taken for granted by the general public, letterforms. The history of numerous Hermann Zapf typefaces is described, and the book is illustrated with drawings by Zapf, comparisons of various types, early sketches, unissued typefaces, and a twenty-eight page image section of type specimens. Click here
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A Complete Set of the Numbered Typophile Chap Books Issued up to the Bibliography and Including the New Series
The Typophiles started as a informal gathering of those interested in printing and type. They issued their first keepsake in 1935, and followed it with seven additional un-numbered booklets before the numbered series was begun.
This collection contains all 60 chap books from the original numbered series along with the 3 chap books that so far make up the new series. All original jackets and boxes are present. Also included is the complete set of The Typophiles Chap Book Commentary (1-33) and the scarce four page announcement of the Typophile Chap Books (4 pages printed French fold) with hand colored ornaments by Valenti Angelo. Click here
for more information and to see a complete list of the chap books.
To view a slideshow of 10 of the chap books, click here
What Are They? Where Did They Come from? Where Are They Going?
Number 27 of the new series of Typophiles monographs, this book gives the history of type revivals and explores their place in modern type design, showing that even as brand new fonts are being developed, typographers look back to old designs for inspiration. The book also shows examples of type revivals alongside the original types they were based on. Click here
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