Resources

I decided to start a list of resources after a student asked me what books I have been reading lately. Of course this is not a complete list, but it is a list full of articles, magazines, books and blogs that have inspired me lately. If you have any suggestions, please add them in a comment below. Hope you enjoy.

 

BOOKS

Steven Heller & Philip B Meggs (eds), Texts on Type: Critical Writings on Typography. 2001

Steven Heller & Louise Fili  Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design's Golden Age 2012

Steven Heller & Talarico Lita Typography Sketchbooks 2012

Robert Bringhurst The Elements of Typographic Style 3rd Edition, 2004 (The Typographic Bible! You need it!)

HYPHEN PRESS

Robin Kinross, Modern Typography. 2nd ed. 2005

Gerritt Noordzij, The Stroke: Theory of Writing of the Pen. 2005

Fred Smeijers, Counterpunch: Making Type in the Sixteenth Century; Designing Typefaces Now. 1996

Typography Papers (Distributed through Hyphen but the site is down currently)
 

 

MAGAZINES & BLOGS

Codex Magazine

Eye Magazine and also the Blog – Type Tuesdays is great and so are many other articles!

Edited blogs such as John Boardley’s I Love Typography and Stephen Coles’ Typographica . On ILT pay more attention to the ‘Type History’ series, and the designer interviews; start with Seb Lester’s.

Peter Bil’ak and Johanna Bil’ak-Balusíková’s Typotheque .