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I'm starting to teach myself to design typefaces and build letters, and I'm running into problems figuring out the best way to construct some letterforms. Is there a font that's easy for a beginner to emulate when learning to build letters? Also, is there a good book that explains the design of contemporary letterforms as opposed to those based on handwriting? I've got Cabarga's Bible, but I'm looking for something with more technical details in regards to the shapes of the letters themselves.