For those who struggle to find books in print relating to designing type. I have came across some out of print books, thought might be worth sharing. Some are extracts some in full.
[links removed by moderator, see note below]
Gerrit Noordzij on drawing
Masterclass - Christian Schwartz (crit he gives on students work, helps you rethink drawing letters and when used contextually)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B20evHOupMY
If you wish you share comment below
Most recently, my TYPO Labs presentation on making complex script fonts for the Universal Shaping Engine:
@Fernando Díaz has posted them on a website too:
Also, never forget Archive.org has a bunch of digitized specimen books.
I grant that most of these are very far out of print and used copies are selling at very high prices. I don’t think that much affects the legalities of it, though. (And of course Elements is not out of print at all.)
Indeed we have discussed this among the moderation team, and I have removed the links from the original post. Unauthorized reproductions of copyrighted materials have no place on TypeDrawers; we (of all people!) need to be serious about respecting intellectual property. The idea is that any intellectual property may only be shared here by the original copyright holder, or the links/information will be removed.
Obviously this is in no way meant to discourage people from reading awesome, valuable, out-of-print books – may I point for instance to that awesome institution the library.
As you were.
[Edit: the official rules have been updated to clearly reflect this policy.]