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Revival of the fittest : digital versions of classic typefaces

Author: Carolyn Annand; Philip B Meggs; Roy McKelvey; Ben Day
Publisher: New York : RC Publications ; Cincinnati, Ohio : Distributed by North Light Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The digital revolution has inspired designers to create a proliferation of contemporary versions of the great classic typefaces. Revival of the Fittest, a new book from the publishers of Print magazine, examines and explains the surge of interest in these revivals. Profusely illustrated with digital versions of Bodoni, Caslon, Garamond, grotesques, and others, these faces are compared to their metal-type originals
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Genre/Form: History
Specimens
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Annand; Philip B Meggs; Roy McKelvey; Ben Day
ISBN: 1883915082 9781883915087
OCLC Number: 44918915
Notes: "A Print Magazine publication"--Cover.
Description: vii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Prologue: What makes a typeface a classic? --
Introduction: Esthetics, technology, and marketing in the evolution of typeface designs --
Major Typefaces and Their Digital Forms --
Ancient Inscriptions / Janet Horst --
Baskerville / John Dixon --
Bembo / Julie L. Rabun --
Bodoni and Didot / Roy McKelvey --
Caslon / Philip B. Meggs --
Centaur / Sheilah M. Barrett --
Century / Carolyn Annand --
Clarendons / Pornprapha Phatanateacha --
Cheltenham / Bonnie Hamalainen --
Egyptians / Shih-Tien Yang --
Franklin Gothic / Ansel M. Olson --
Garamond and Galliard / David Steadman --
Geometric Sans Serifs / Jarik van Sluijs --
Grotesques / Charley Foley --
Helvetica and Meta / Leland M. Hill --
Humanist Sans Serifs / Jamie M. Barnett --
Jenson / Sheilah M. Barrett --
Renaissance Inscriptions / Julie L. Rabun --
Times Roman / Mary Beth Henry --
Univers and Frutiger / Jennifer Gibson.
Responsibility: essays by Carolyn Annand [and others] ; edited by Philip B. Meggs and Roy McKelvey ; design consultant Ben Day.

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