New book, "Type Navigator" from Gestalten Verlag

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Christopher Roeleveld's picture
Joined: 1 May 2004 - 11:41am
New book, "Type Navigator" from Gestalten Verlag
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Curious if anyone has read this new book, "Type Navigator" by Jan Middendorp. I loved his history of design in Den Haag ("HA,"), and of course the amazing "Dutch Type" book from 010 publishers.

[[http://usshop.gestalten.com/books/new/type-navigator.html|Here's some more info]].

Also, what's up with that CDROM? 100 typefaces? Are those just visual references or am I smelling some kinda deal here...(shameless, I know).

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Participants were asked to provide fonts and information for the specimen pages.
Having fonts on the CD was optional, with participants choosing which.
(Disclaimer: Shinntype is included in the book, but we declined to put fonts on the CD; I don’t recall why.)

This kind of arrangement is similar to Indie Fonts, although in that publication participants also created editorial pages (custom for an introductory page, and adapting a template for specimen pages), whereas in Type Navigator the design is entirely by the publisher.

Jan Middendorp’s previous “foundry compilation” book, Creative Characters, has no bonus font CD.

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I haven't read or seen Type Navigator but I do have the Middendorp title "Dutch Type" a fabulous book.

Christopher Roeleveld's picture
Joined: 1 May 2004 - 11:41am
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Thanks Nick. Looking forward to picking this up. I'm going to have to find a CD drive...

Roland Stieger's picture
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I also love the book Dutch Type and therefore, I bought the book Type Navigator. It gives a good overview of many small and independent foundries. Even though I thought I know many foundries, it is impressive to see the variety of fresh new fonts. I really recommend buying this book.