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Letters of Credit

[[Indices]] : [[Publications]] : Letters of Credit
By [[Walter Tracy]].
First published in 1986.
[[http://www.amazon.com/dp/1567922406/typophile-20 | Buy it]]

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]].