In Fonts & Logos (1999) Doyald Young carefully explains and diagrams letters, to show construction and form. The book confronts the nitty-gritty of typography to help the student and designer alike.
Fonts & Logos is a comprehensive book on basic typography. A total of 377 fonts are shown and discussed, and 91 pages are devoted to the analysis of the serif letter.
Nearly 40 pages are devoted to one case study and the “How I Work” chapter details the author’s process step-by-step. Three categories form the backbone of the book: Serifs, Sans Serif, and Scripts. Next you will find detailed discussions of logos of the same type style. The “Font Sampler” chapter looks at 37 fonts: classic, workhorses, favorites and more.
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