This book traces 3,500 years of type, from Sumerian photographs through to Roman calligraphy, to Gutenberg, the Bauhaus and beyond. This well-informed graphic guide with full colour illustrations throughout, explores the historical, technological and cultural shifts that have defined the look of words we read, whilst introducing artists who have marked typography's long history.

Typography is all around us, from books to road signs and it is ubiquitous to the point of mundanity. While typeface is secondary to the message, it is crucial to the way we respond and each font has its own place in history.

  •  Hardback - 128 pages
  • Dimensions 260mm x 190mm
  • ISBN 9781910593714