New reference book out

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Ben Archer's picture
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New reference book out
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My first reaction to seeing a book called Letter Fontein in the bookshop of the Graphic Design Museum in Breda on a study trip in February was to wonder when it might become available in English. It’s a reflection of the world we now live in that the book in question, printed in China by a German publisher, but authored and designed by a Dutchman, is available in my own language (and Spanish, French and German), a mere ten or twelve weeks later...

Taschen offer a flick-through preview on their website at

http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/design/all/06770/facts.letter_...

You can see bigger previews and find out more about the Dutch edition at

http://www.letterfontein.nl/

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Yes, English please!

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So Hrant did you see a copy already?

Some time last year Joep Pohlen put the text of the first 200 or so pages online at www.letterfountain.com. Also some tasty downloadable teaching resources (pdf).

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Thank you Ben!
Wow. Impressive. And it is available in English?
I think I read your original post in haste.
The price isn't bad either...

> a mere ten or twelve weeks later...

I just hope they didn't use Google Translate,
as much "entertainment" as that would offer.

hhp

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For those of you who are interested, Joep Pohlen has augmented the material at letterfountain.com with a couple of his recent lectures on type selection and classification at
http://www.letterfountain.com/extras_e.html
Enjoy.