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Letters of Credit

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By Walter Tracy.
First published in 1986.
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By no means complete, it is still one of the best books that analyzes typefaces and type design.

The first half of the book deals with type measurement, legibility & readibility, type making from metal to film to 1980’s technology, many aspects of proportion and letterforms.

The second half looks at Designers of Type: Jan van Krimpen, Frederic W. Goudy, Rudolf Koch, W.A. Dwiggins and Stanley Morison.