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hello everyone. a poor little (typophile) student is asking for help.
I'm a german student of communications-design studying for one year in Barcelona. And here I have a great typography-work to do.
I want to work out a book about slab serif-fonts. History, characteristics, interviews, examples of usage, etc.
But it seems as if there is no information out there.
It's a great topic and I learned to love slabs, but it's still very dificult to find usable texts, discussions, or examples (with background information).
Naturally I found something in the web and in books buts it's still very little.
Does anybody know any writings, links or books that could help me? Somebody knows detailed history facts and examples, or has written something he would like to show me?
Doesn't matter if it's english, german or spanish, ever piece is very welcome.
I found nice information about the IBM-logo, have two interview-partners, and found other stuff, but there must be more.
Where is a detailed story about a font in particular, where are nice-to-know- and funny things? why I cannot find who made the serif-kodak-logos or all the others?
where are the experts?
It would be really great if I would receive some hints out of this lively forum.
Thanks to all of you.