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Typography: Home

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

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:

 

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Typography Magazines & Journals

Magazines and journals are great sources for current and historical information. The following is a list of magazines and journals on typography and graphic design available at the SVA Library: