American Type Design and Designers

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Allworth Press, 2004 - Design - 319 pages
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Graphic designers will enrich their understanding of American type design andype designers with this reference. The history of type in America ishronicled through the typefaces and biographies of 62 of the mostnfluential type designers, such as Linn Boyd Benton, Morris Fuller Benton,ashington Ludlow and Darius Wells, and through the description and historyf nine American type foundries working in metal, photo, serigraphic andigital formats. Also contained in this volume are a chronological time linef type-related events from 1600 to 2000, a comparative type chronology ofmerican and European typefaces from 1620 to 1998, and a comprehensivelossary of type terms.;With recreations and histories of 334 differentypefaces, complete with samplings from both obscure and known publications,nd 700 black-and-white illustrations, this reference reveals the fullontribution America has made to the world of type design. Compiled by aeteran designer and design professor through more than a decade of research,his book should prove a useful addition to the bookshelf of anyone working

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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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