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New Vintage Type

Classic Fonts for the Digital Age

Steven Heller, Gail Anderson

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A lively and lighthearted survey that looks at the role that old and classic fonts play in contemporary graphic design


Here is a lively and lighthearted survey that looks at the role that old and classic fonts from letterpress to slab serifs and beyond play in contemporary graphic design.

Written and compiled by the worlds leading graphic-design historian, the book provides hundreds of examples, as well as informed texts that will entertain, edify and inspire a new generation of students and practitioners to appreciate that the past contains typographic riches for the future.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 25.0 x 25.0 cm

Extent: 192 pp

Illustrations: 400

Publication date: 16 February 2009

ISBN: 9780500288184

Contents List

Introduction • 1. Pomp & Ornament: The Victorian Age • 2. Slabs & Gothics: The Woodtype Era • 3. Fashion & Flourish: The Art Deco Style 4. Austerity & Monumentality: The Modern Movement • 5. Excess & Idiosyncrasy: The Eccentric Movement

About the Author

Steven Heller is co-chair of the MFA Design: Designer as Author programme at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is the author of many books, including Stencil Type, Graphic, Typography Sketchbooks, New Ornamental Type and New Vintage Type, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Gail Anderson is the creative director at Visual Arts Press at the School of Visual Arts and a partner at Anderson Newton Design. With Steven Heller, she is the author of New Ornamental Type and The Typographic Universe, both published by Thames & Hudson.