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Fifty typefaces that changed the world

Author: John L Walters; Design Museum (London, England)
Publisher: London : Conran Octopus, 2013.
Series: Design Museum
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The digital revolution has made typesetters of us all as we define our identities through the typefaces we choose to communicate with the world. In this witty and insightful book John L Waters explores 50 of the most influential typefaces and shows them in use on posters, perfume packaging, buildings and more. From the power of Gotham - the typeface used in Obama's first presidential campaign - to Wim Crouwel's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John L Walters; Design Museum (London, England)
ISBN: 9781840916294 184091629X
OCLC Number: 827974776
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 106 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Blackletter c.1455 --
First roman type c.1470 --
`The Aldine italic' 1501 --
Garamond c. 1532 --
Granjon's Double Pica Roman & Italic 1570-71 --
Romain du Roi 1690-1745 --
Caslon 1725 --
Baskerville 1757 --
Didot 1784 --
Bodoni late 1780s --
Walbaum c.1803 --
first `fat face' 1803 --
first Egyptians (slab serifs) 1810 --
first sans serifs c.1816 --
Pouchee decorative alphabets c.1823 --
Wood types --
condensed grotesques 1828-c.1900 --
first typewriter 1868 --
Stencil-Gothic/Stencil c.1885 --
Akzidenz Grotesk (Standard) 1896-9 --
Cheltenham 1896/1903 --
Franklin Gothic Condensed 1903-14 --
Johnston Sans 1918 --
Cooper Black 1921 --
DIN 1451 1923 --
Ionic no. 5 and the `Legibility' group of typefaces 1925-6 --
Futura 1927 --
Gill Sans 1928 --
Times New Roman (aka Times Roman) 1932 --
Albertus 1932-40 --
Peignot 1937 --
Playbill 1938 --
Mistral 1953 --
Helvetica 1957 --
Univers 1952-60 --
Transport 1957-63 --
Antique Olive 1960 --
Sabon 1964-76 --
New Alphabet 1967 --
Zapf Dingbats 1978 --
Bell Centennial 1978 --
Beowolf 1989 --
Trajan 1989 --
Scala 1991 --
Meta 1991 --
Blur 1991 --
Comic Sans 1994 --
Georgia 1996 --
Gotham 2000 --
Guardian Egyptian 2005 --
Ubuntu 2011.
Series Title: Design Museum
Other Titles: 50 typefaces that changed the world
Responsibility: John L. Walters.
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