Type Directory

Researched and written by Grade’s Peter Dawson, Type Directory contains a vast collection of nearly 1,900 typefaces, spanning 600 years of typeface and design history within its 672 pages. 

With a foreword by acclaimed American type designer Tobias Frere-Jones, the book is organised by type categories: Serif, Sans Serif, Display and Script, subcategorised further by style. The book features profiles on a number of eminent type designers and foundries from around the world, alongside examples of their work. Each typeface is presented with upper- and lower-case alphabets, along with numerals, key punctuation marks and symbols. As a source of reference and inspiration to aid comparison in selecting types, all entries feature a short overview of their design and background with striking examples of graphic and typographic design.

Client: Thames & Hudson
Author: Peter Dawson
Format: Hardback PLC
Extent: 672 pp
Size: 229 x 216 mm
Illustrations: 186

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