Learn about font?

Alex Moral's picture

Do not have a clue about fonts, but willing to learn.

Any Book Suggestion or things I should know about.

I realize there is no clear answer, but would appreciate any answer. That would be great thanks.

Alex Moral's picture


aaronbell's picture

Here's a great resource of book options: http://jasonsantamaria.com/reading/

I myself have a number of the books on that list and they're quite good.

Sidney's picture

Good list from aaronbell. One of my suggestions is from that list "Type: The Secret History of Letters" and the bibel of typography "The Elements of Typographic Style" but that's a bit heavy to begin with. But at first focus on the historical part of type, and buy a "good" book on caligraphy or stonecut letters "origin of the serif" from Edward Catich maybe. Studying the history of type lays a solid foundation because thats where it started, with glyphs and typefaces.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Your question is pretty vast, Alex. Are you trying to learn about fonts because you plan to be a graphic designer, or because you want to design typefaces, or because ... [insert alternate option here]? Depending on your answer to that question, you might get different recommendations.

Anyway, if you are just starting out as a user of fonts or typefaces, you might want to begin with the latest edition of Designing with Type: The Essential Guide to Typography, by James Craig, or Stop Stealing Sheep & find out how type works, by Erik Spiekermann and E.M. Ginger.

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