The title “Mr. Typo & der Schatz der Gestaltung” (Mr Typo and the Treasure of Design) might suggest that this is a book for children.
It is actually a picture book for adults – a kind of typo-graphic novel.
It has been written and drawn with the non-professional and professional in mind who would like to learn more about the world of typography in an enjoyable and entertaining manner. And this is exactly what the publication by the Italian font and graphic designer Alessio Leonardi does – in a relaxed and humorous but also informative style.
On its nearly 100 pages, its hero Mr Typo with his dog Chien and a mouse explore the history of typography and find out about the forms and structures of letters. And in their company, the reader, almost without realising it, quickly learns about the fundamentals of typography.
To what extent does typography influence us? What are the structural components of a letter? What are the correct and the most important terms for typographic elements?
Thanks to the amusing and yet educational nature of the book, the reader can get answers to questions like this with no effort on their part.
Only available in a German language version.
- Review of FontExplorer X Pro 5 in Mac magazine: 4.4 out of 5 mice
- The new Magma II: the second edition of an
- New interview with Akira Kobayashi
about his font Akko
- A dedication to the Roman capital letters:
the new book “The Eternal Letter” by Paul Shaw
- The favorite fonts of designer Mårten Thavenius and family packs of the Aptifer Sans and Aptifer Slab family for only 99 Euro* each
TagsAkira Kobayashi, Akko, Alessio Leonardi, Aptifer Sans, Arabic, ATypI 2014, Biome, brand perfect, Calligraphy, Coleface, deltahints, DIN standard 1450, Eric Gill, FontExplorer X, Font Management, font search, FOWD, Gill Sans, global hints, google, Haas Unica, Hanzi Graphy, Hermann Zapf, Homelessfonts, linotype.com, Linotype: The Film, Mantika Book, Mantika font family, Metro, Mincho fonts, Movie Fonts, Mr. Typo, Mårten Thavenius, Offer, Optima, Palatino, screen fonts, Serif fonts, Tool, Tutorial, Univers, Victor Garcia, video, Web Design, Web Fonts