Typeface design help with tools and litrature ...

Dear Typophiles,

I'm currently considering embarking on a typeface design project (just for fun). I could do with some advice:

1. Could any books be recommended that detail how to draw type?

2. What tools would I need to initially hand draw type? Is a pica ruler useful and would I need a set-square/protractor/compass etc.? I would really love to know of any tools that would be particularity useful for hand drawing/designing a typeface. My eventual aim would be to digitise it should it go well, but for now I'd love some advice on books and tools.

With thanks in advance.

Best,
Joe

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