Type design process

joaopolicarpo's picture

I am trying to find a book about type design focusing on the process of designing a font. That is, since the catalyst or the idea, to the first primitive sketches, through the processes of adjusting and choosing the best forms for specific letters, designing alternates, etc. I am more interested in understanding how type designers "think" than the results they achieve.

Can any one point me in some direction?
After a quick search, I couldn't find any reference to such a book in Typophile.

Thank you!

(Thanks for the replies on the original thread, opened in the wrong forum, specially about this beauty. Hoping to get some more suggestions, still!)

blank's picture

There really isn’t one. There are many books that hit on little bits here and there, but producing a book that really digs into the whole process would yield thousands of pages that have to be read like a Choose Your Own Adventure story. And even that would still be incomplete. If you read Smeijer’s Counterpunch you’ll get some more insight into why this is.

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