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Resources for researching typography using the Visual Arts Library's books, magazines and databases, as well as the web.
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Finding Books

The Visual Arts Library has an extensive collection of books on typography. Use the library catalog, VISION, to locate resources on the shelves. The following are subject headings that will guide you to typography books:

TYPE AND TYPE-FOUNDING
TYPE DESIGNERS
PRINTING SPECIMENS
GRAPHIC DESIGN (TYPOGRAPHY)

Related Subject Headings:
ADVERTISING LAYOUT AND TYPOGRAPHY
ALPHABETS
BOOK DESIGN
COMMERCIAL ART
GRAPHIC ARTS
LAYOUT (PRINTING)
LETTERING
PRINTERS
PRINTING
TYPESETTING

      
     

    Typography Books

    The following are Reference (REF) and Circulating (MAIN), and OVERSIZE books that are standards in the field of typography:

    Blackwell, Lewis. Twentieth-Century Type Z250 A2 B57 2004 MAIN
    Carter, Rob. American Typography Today Z208 C37 1993 Main
    Eason, Ron. Rookledge’s International Handbook of Type Designers Z250 A2 E27 1991 Main
    Gates, David. Type Z250 G24 OVERSIZE
    Graphis Digital Fonts Z250.7 G734 REF
    Hinrichs, Kit. Typewise Z246 H55 1990 Main
    Jaspert, W. Pincus. The Encyclopaedia of Type Faces Z250 J36 1983 REF
    Eason, Ron. Rookledge’s International Typefinder Z250. A2 E27 1991 Main
    Ruder, Emil. Typographie Z244 R8613 1981 Main
    Type: The Best in Digital Classic Text Fonts (Graphis) Z250.7 T96 1995 REF
    Typography : the annual of the of the Type Directors Club Z119.5 T82 REF
    V & M Typographical. The Type Specimen Book Z250 V115 1974 Main
    Wallis, Lawrence W. Modern Encyclopedia of Typefaces, 1960-1990 Z250 W238 1990 Main
    Zapf, Herman. Typographic Variations Z250 Z34 REF

    Magazines and Journals

    Magazines and journals are great sources for current and historical information.  For articles on typography, it’s best to start with the indexes DesignIndex , ARTbibliographies Modern and Art Full Text.

    The following is a list of magazines and journals on typography and graphic design available at the Visual Arts Library:

    AIGA Journal of Graphic Design
    Baseline*
    Critique
    Communication Arts
    Design Book Review: DBR
    Design Issues
    Emigre
    Eye: The International Review of Graphic Design
    Graphis
    Guild News
    How
    Modo
    Print
    Serif*
    Step-By-Step Electronic Design, now SBS Digital Design
    Step-By-Step Graphics, now Step Inside Design
    U & lc

    *Exclusively typography

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    Typography Magazines

    AIGA Journal of Graphic Design
    Location: Periodicals Stacks

    Baseline
    Location: Periodicals Stacks
    & Full text available from Business & Company Resource Center: 01/01/2002 to present

    Critique : the magazine of graphic design.
    Location: Periodicals Stacks

    Communication Arts
    Location: Periodicals Stacks

    Design Issues
    Location: Periodicals Stacks

    Emigre
    Location: Periodicals Stacks

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