Type Specimens: A Visual History of Typesetting and Printing (Hardcover)

Type Specimens: A Visual History of Typesetting and Printing By Dori Griffin Cover Image
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Type Specimens introduces readers to the history of typography and printing through a chronological visual tour of the books, posters, and ephemera designed to sell fonts to printers, publishers, and eventually graphic designers.

This richly illustrated book guides design educators, advanced design students, design practitioners, and type aficionados through four centuries of visual and trade history, equipping them to contextualize the aesthetics and production of type in a way that is practical, engaging, and relevant to their practice.

Fully illustrated throughout with 200 color images of type specimens and related ephemera, the book illuminates the broader history of typography and printing, showing how letterforms and their technologies have evolved over time, inspiring and guiding designers of today.

About the Author


Dori Griffin is an assistant professor in the School of Art + Design at Ohio University, where she teaches graphic design and design history. She earned her MFA in graphic design from the University of Florida and her PhD in design history from Arizona State University. Griffin's primary research centers around the history of popular visual culture and the role that type and image play in creating cultural identity.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781350116603
ISBN-10: 1350116602
Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Publication Date: February 24th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English

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