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Typography: Home

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

Picture Collection

The SVA Library maintains a circulating, physical collection of images culled from all manner of print publications spanning more than 100 years. Containing over 200,000 images across 1350 subjects, the Picture Collection is a unique resource that provides sweeping visual reference and insight into the history of culture via the medium of print. This physical collection can be searched in the library and includes a generous section on typography.

Typography Magazines & Journals

Magazines and journals are great sources for current and historical information. The following magazines and journals are available at the SVA Library:

Finding Books

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


Related Subject Headings:

Typography Books

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

Type Specimens

Circulating Books:


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