The Field Guide to Typography explores and explains the myriad typefaces that we see around us in our day-to-day lives, from public transport liveries to computer fonts, from billboard hoardings to road signage. It presents over 125 typefaces - old and new, common and unusual - with photographic references to help ‘font spotters’ identify particular letter forms in the wild.
Accompanying background information explains the origin, usage and key features of each typeface, while ‘Field Facts’ provide little-known nuggets of information to expand your typographical awareness.
Attractive and informative, The Field Guide to Typography is a vital visual reference for novice font fans and experienced designers alike, and a celebration of our expanding typographic world.
'An excellent guide … fascinating'