By Stanley Morison

This landmark publication, first released in 1953 in a personal memento version and later revised and accelerated, is still an integral reference for college kids of e-book layout. It offers Stanley Morison at his most sensible: opinionated, eclectic, supplying his attribute mix of erudition and perception. eventually to be had back after a long time, A Tally of sorts discusses twenty assorted faces, many reduce below Morison's direct supervision, and such a lot of them now translated into electronic settings.

This is the true heritage at the back of the letters: who first reduce them, how they have been used (and will be used), and the way the trendy models turned obtainable. each one essay is determined within the typeface it discusses, making the publication an exhilarating visible experience in addition to instructing of basic value. a useful reduction for contemporary practitioners and historians alike, this version includes a new creation through Mike Parker, former co-director of Typographic improvement on the Mergenthaler company.

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