This unique reference—more than 10 years in the making—chronicles the history of type in America through the typefaces and biographies of 62 of the most influential type designers. With coverage of 334 typefaces, complete with samples from both obscure and known publications, this eye-popping reference reveals the contribution America has made to the world of type by Linn Boyd Benton, Morris Fuller Benton, Washington Ludlow, and other legendary designers. An invaluable addition to the bookshelf of every graphic designer, art director, or anyone else who works with type!
• The most comprehensive book ever compiled about American type and
• Provides a history of nine American type foundaries and a timeline of type-related events from 1600 to 2001