A digital bookshelf of type and lettering resources, brought to you by Typographica.
History & Research
✍🏻 Coming soon: Lettering Manuals & Alphabet Source Books
Typeface Selection Resources
A page of links, recommended reading, and strategies (to come) for students of the Crash Course in Type Selection workshops from Type West at Letterform Archive.
✍🏻 Coming later: Type Selection FAQs
✍🏻 Coming later: Recommended Font Sources
Some primers for using type, and a few for lettering and type design. Unfortunately, many of my most recommended titles are out of print. Visit Typographica for that list and links to used copies.
Typeface Design / Making Fonts
Ten years ago, there was virtually nothing in print dedicated to the craft of making digital fonts. Folks had to rely on old manuals for Fontographer which were no longer relevant to today’s tools and standards. Today, there are at least eight excellent instructional books that specifically focus on the practice of type design, adding to the few classics on history and theory (like The Stroke and Counterpunch).
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