I have some typophile-oriented wonders I would like to share.
So I wonder why:
- Some fine books are out of print for so many years (e.g. "The form of the book" by Tschichold).
- Some limited editions books have no 'cheaper version', so that a non-millionaire could still buy them (e.g. "Pen and Graver" by Zapf). Should we start scanning? I was happy to find the scanned version of Zapf's Manuale Typographicum at http://www.typogabor.com/manuale-hermann-zapf/index.html
- Some nice videos (like Zapf's tutorial on Calligraphy for Hallmark Cards) are so hard to find. I think videos by great type designers would be really helpful although type design is not so momentary to be captured on film. TypeCulture has a nice sample of such movies at http://www.typeculture.com/academic_resource/movies/
- Most great books by Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz are not translated in English. Of course the german market is big but from what I can tell those books would be a great addition to non German speakers.