By Stanley Morison

This landmark publication, first released in 1953 in a personal memento version and later revised and accelerated, is still an fundamental reference for college kids of booklet layout. It offers Stanley Morison at his most sensible: opinionated, eclectic, supplying his attribute combination of erudition and perception. ultimately on hand back after a long time, A Tally of sorts discusses twenty diverse faces, many reduce less than Morison's direct supervision, and such a lot of them now translated into electronic settings. this can be the true historical past in the back of the letters: who first minimize them, how they have been used (and will be used), and the way the trendy types turned available. every one essay is decided within the typeface it discusses, making the booklet an exhilarating visible event in addition to instructing of basic significance. a useful relief for contemporary practitioners and historians alike, this version features a new creation by way of Mike Parker, former co-director of Typographic improvement on the Mergenthaler company.

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