library

Hi,

I´m making a book based on the short story "library of Babel" by Jorge Luis Borge as a school assignment. (studying graphic design.)
http://jubal.westnet.com/hyperdiscordia/library_of_babel.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Library_of_Babel

I´m about to decide on a font.
In the story Borge describes the font used in all the books in the library:

"To perceive the distance between the divine and the human, it is enough to compare these crude wavering symbols which my fallible hand scrawls on the cover of a book, with the organic letters inside: punctual, delicate, perfectly black, inimitably symmetrical. "

Just by reading this description, what would you say the font could be?

Does anyone know if there is a program I can use that will make a sample of all the typefaces in my library which can then be printed our or made into a PDF for reference?

Thank you.

@typeid > Here is an original sign from Arne Jacobsens Rødovre Library. But which font is used? Help much appreciated !

https://twitter.com/i/#!/john_nielsen/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2FH0lfz5pE

Tension is frequently described as a positive in design, with designers balancing opposing constraints and visual ideas in often ‘perfect tension’. Design work balances a whole series of tensions: analogue–digital; male–female; Twitter–Facebook; art–design; East–West; old–young; interns–employees; global–local; micro–macro; educated–‘feral’; in-house–independent; degree course–short course/apprenticeship; designer–client.

I'm looking for typefaces similar to this engraved type in the New York Public Library.

Any ideas exactly what face this is?
Many thanks
\image

Syndicate content Syndicate content