The Designer's Dictionary of Type
The Designer's Dictionary of Type follows in the footsteps of The Designer's Dictionary of Color, providing a vivid and highly accessible look at an even more important graphic design ingredient: typography. From classic fonts like Garamond and Helvetica, to modern-day digital fonts like OCR-A and Keedy Sans, author and designer Sean Adams demystifies 48 major typefaces, describing their history, stylistic traits, and common application. Adams once again provides eye-catching illustrated examples, this time showcasing the beauty and expressiveness of typography, as employed by the world's greatest designers. Organized by serif, sans-serif, script, display, and digital typefaces, this book will be a vital guide for designers, teachers, or students looking to gain a foundational understanding of the art, practice, and history of typography. "In Sean Adams's new book, The Designer's Dictionary of Type, he examines 48 of the most important typefaces, their history, and how they can be put to work." Fast Company's Co.Design
Sean Adams is a founding partner of the award-winning California design firm AdamsNorioka and has been cited as one of the forty most important people shaping design internationally. A former AIGA national board member and President of AIGA Los Angeles, he teaches at Art Center College of Design and is a frequent lecturer and competition judge. Sean is the author of The Designer's Dictionary of Color, and the co-author of Logo Design Workbook, Color Design Workbook, and the series Masters Design. He lives and works in Los Angeles.