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Encyclopaedia of Typefaces

The standard typography reference guide


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Encyclopaedia of Typefaces by W.P. Jaspert
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This is the definitive desktop reference guide for anyone concerned with type faces. For printers, typographers, graphic designers, publishers, desktop publishers and website designers, or anyone interested in the right typographic finish, this collection is invaluable. With over 2,000 type faces arranged alphabetically and into three sections - Romans, Lineales and Scripts - this is the most accessible and easy-to-use edition yet. Each entry includes a specimen setting, the original founder or manufacturer, as well as the date of introduction. This book contains typefaces essential for practical use as well as the historical importance of them. Established and classic typefaces, unique qualities and applications - it's all here. Updated with new corrections by the author, this is the most comprehensive edition ever of "Encyclopaedia of Typefaces". The guide is 'the standard work of reference' ("The British Printer") and has continued to assert itself as the 'best international catalogue of typefaces which we have ever seen' ("International Bulletin").

Author Biography

W. Pincus Jaspert, W. Turner Berry and A.F. Johnson came together to produce the first edition of Encyclopaedia of Type Faces, which was published in 1953. After the death of Berry and Johnson, Jaspert took over revision and editing. An international expert on print and publishing, he lives in London.
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June 1st, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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