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Miles Newlyn said:
please could someone give me a clue about Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 of Updike's Printing Types: Their History, Forms, and Use; A Study in Survivals.Is it chronological, with Vol. 2 covering more recent types?
I like the way Hess drew all the examples himself (although not the cover!) and conceived of various design axes, beyond horizontal scale and weight. Especially his idea of “folded” and “unfolded” forms.
Thomas Phinney said:
I love Moye's Fontographer book. It is less specific to Fontographer than you might think, and has tons of good info on proper construction of glyph outlines, in terms of how you place nodes and BCPs. Highly recommended, and cheap on the second-hand market! (Before Karen Cheng's book came out, used copies of Moye's book were up to $300.)
MIS Press appears to be defunct but if we can get permission from the author it should be possible to get this (and other books such as the Hess one) back into print fairly easily.
That’s why books stay out of print. The amount of money to be made reprinting scare and rare books rarely justifies the costs of finding the author, hiring a contract attorney to secure rights, scanning an old copy, and reprinting it. This can easily cost thousands of dollars when the author and last owner of the publishing company are both dead and neither left a will.
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Miles Newlyn said:
I tell people NOT to read The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst.It was a waste of time and effort for me[.]
1.1.1 Typography exists to honour content.
And he does lay down a classic, traditional position, which is useful if only to have something substantial to rebel against. That’s why Neville Brody went to the London College of Printing.
... if only to have something substantial to rebel against....