The Typographer’s Typeface Bible – FontBook

by . May 2nd, 2008

Typography is an essential aspect of design life, and choosing the right typefaces for projects is an ongoing battle! Wouldn’t it be nice to have a reference book of typefaces to refer to when searching for that perfect font? Well FontBook is the type bible for designers, typographers, studios, publishers, historians, and anyone else interested in digital type, but its more then just a reference book.

FontBook is an extremely comprehensive encyclopedia of original digital typefaces from multiple manufactures. It consists of 1,760 pages and 32,000 type samples from 90 different foundries! The current version of FontBook is the fourth edition and it has been 8 years since the last revision. The new edition of the “Big Yellow Book” is packed full of way more specimens and foundries then ever before and its sure to make any font lovers heart melt.

I recently got my copy of FontBook in the mail (My apologies to mailman who had to carry this monstrous book), and I am very pleased to have it in my design book collection.



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