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Fifty Type Specimens

From the Collection of Tobias Frere-Jones

Fifty Type Specimens is a collection of postcards with stunning images of typography, for inspiration, correspondence, o ...

Type and Color

How to Design and Use Multicolored Typefaces

To create his award-winning multicolored typefaces, Mark van Wageningen first returned to the past for his research: woo ...

Vintage Typography Notecards

Discovered in vintage typographic manuals, the specimens featured on these elegant cards range from one-of-a-kind hand-d ...

The Olivetti Pattern Series Notecards

The Olivetti typewriter is an icon, both as design object and as the favorite writing tool of authors as diverse as John ...

Keep Fresh, Stay Rad

100 Postcards

Friends of Type are a fun-loving collective of respected designers from Brooklyn and San Francisco. Since 2009, they've ...

Sign Painters

There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street s ...

Generative Design, Revised and Updated Edition

Visualize, Program, and Create with JavaScript in p5.js

Generative design, once known only to insiders as a revolutionary method of creating artwork, models, and animations wit ...

Abbott Miller

Design and Content

Abbott Miller: Design and Content is the first monograph on the award-winning graphic designer known for his innovative ...

Grafica della Strada

The Signs of Italy

For more than three decades, renowned graphic designer and self described Italophile Louise Fili has traveled the cities ...

Thinking with Type, Second, Revised, Expanded Edition

A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students

Our all-time best selling book is now available in a revised and expanded second edition. Thinking with Type is the defi ...

Sigrid Calon Memory Game

This fresh interpretation of the memory game features Sigrid Calon's fluorescent, Risograph- print-inspired patterns.The ...

Graphic Design

The New Basics Revised Second Edition

Our bestselling introduction to graphic design is now available in a revised and updated edition. In Graphic Design: The ...

Typography Sketchbooks

Typography is at the heart of visual communication. Many artists obsess over it as one of the purest forms of design. No ...

Grafica de les Rambles

The Signs of Barcelona

From the labyrinthine paths and serene squares of the Gothic Quarter to the stunning art nouveau architecture of the Eix ...

Typographic Systems

Typographic organization has always been a complex system in that there are so many elements at play, such as hierarchy, ...

Posters for Change

Tear, Paste, Protest

The US presidential election in 2016 brought to a head myriad political activism around the world, around the rights of ...

Draw Your Own Alphabets

Thirty Fonts to Scribble, Sketch, & Make Your Own

There are many ways to make your writing feel more personal, but none carries the charge of using a custom-drawn font. D ...

Art Deco Notecards & Envelopes

These striking notecards embody the glamour, luxury, and exuberance of the Art Deco period, with a twist of modern whims ...

Typography Papers 9

Typography Papers is book-length publication from the Department of Typography at the University of Reading (in England) ...

Type on Screen

A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers, and Students

The long awaited follow-up to our all-time bestseller Thinking with Type is here. Type on Screen is the definitive guid ...

Lettering and Type

Creating Letters and Designing Typefaces

No component of graphic design has attracted as much interest or inspired as much innovation in recent years as letterin ...

Quattro Parole Italiane Notecards

This set of twelve impeccably designed notecards features four iconic Italian words: ciao, auguri, grazie, prego (hello, ...

Jan Tschichold

A Life in Typography

German type and book designer Jan Tschichold (1902-1974) revolutionized modern typography through his bold, asymmetrical ...

Graphique de la Rue

The Signs of Paris

Paris is a city of pure enchantment, and everyone who loves the City of Light has a Parisian muse, from the Tour Eiffel ...

Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres

On his French identity card, legendary architect Le Corbusier listed his profession as "Homme de Lettres" (Man of Letter ...

William Addison Dwiggins

Stencilled Ornament and Illustration: Expanded Edition

There has never been anyone in the design world like William Addison Dwiggins (1880-1956). The first American to call hi ...

Graphic Design

The New Basics Revised Second Edition

Our bestselling introduction to graphic design is now available in a revised and updated edition. In Graphic Design: The ...

Typography Sketchbooks

Typography is an obsession for most designers. It's at the heart of all visual communication and is one of the purest fo ...

Paul Rand: A Designer's Art

If Paul Rand was the most influential American graphic designer of the twentieth century, then Paul Rand: A Designer's A ...

Hand Job

A Catalog of Type

In this digital age of computer-generated graphics and typography, it's refreshing to find typographers who still believ ...

The Golden Secrets of Lettering

Letter Design from First Sketch to Final Artwork

The Golden Secrets of Lettering is a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide to hand lettering. With easy-to-unders ...

The Complete Engraver

A Guide to Monograms, Crests, Ciphers, Seals, and the Etiquette and History of Social Stationery

In this age of emails, texts, and instant messages, receiving a letter has become a rare treat. Engraved stationery can ...

Never Use Futura

It's everywhere, including the moon (on the commemorative plaque left by Apollo 11 astronauts), Nike sneakers, the artwo ...

Modern Typography in Britain

Graphic Design, Politics, and Society, Typography Papers 8

Typography Papers 8 is a special issue devoted to modernity in British typography. Graphic design in Britain from World ...

Modern Typography Notecards

Picking up where our successful Vintage Typography Notecards left off, this new notecard set features one-of-a-kind type ...


The Design and Typography of Louise Fili

Louise Fili has been an inspiration for designers around the world since the 1980s, when she raised the bar on book cove ...


Alphabets & Signs

Now in its fourth iteration, revised and dramatically expanded with over 100 new pages, Julian Rothenstein's classic com ...

Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design

"It's not hard to see why innovation is becoming the design world's favorite euphemism. Design sounds cosmetic and ephem ...

The Olivetti Pattern Series Pencil Set

Twelve charming pencils inside a very charming box. Printed with distinctive red-and-black patterns made on the iconic O ...

The Designer Says

Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

Whether musing about the creative process, the merits of failure and criticism, or the challenges of keeping the studio ...

Typographic Knitting

From Pixel to Pattern

Learn to knit a variety of typefaces modeled on digital designs by well-known type foundries including Emigre, Lineto, a ...

The Stroke

Theory of Writing

Appearing for the first time in an English-language edition, The Stroke puts forward a genuine theory of writing--that i ...

A View of Early Typography

Up to about 1600

A View of Early Typography has long been regarded as the classic text on the production and use of type in the first 150 ...

Active Literature

Jan Tschichold and New Typography

Jan Tschichold (1902-1974) is considered by many to be the most influential typographer of the twentieth century. A lead ...

Classic Book Jackets

The Design Legacy of George Salter

It's said that you can't judge a book by its cover. George Salter, a legendary figure in the field of book design, never ...

Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres

On his French identity card, legendary architect Le Corbusier listed his profession as "Homme de Lettres" (Man of Letter ...

Let's Go Letter Hunting

A Field Guide for Typographic Expeditions

Letter hunting, type spotting, font finding--whatever you want to call it--designers, typographers, and handletterers ha ...