American Type Design and Designers

American Type Design and Designers

by David Consuegra

Paperback(New Edition)



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 its designers

• Provides a history of nine American type foundaries and a timeline of type-related events from 1600 to 2001

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581153200
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.98(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

David Consuegra is professor emeritus of graphic design, layout, and typography at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a member of the International Trademark Center in Belgium. The author of several books on graphic design, he lives in Bogotá, Colombia.

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