Thinking with Type

Indices : Books : Thinking with Type

By Ellen Lupton, published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2004.

Theory + practice, how + why: a new approach to typographic education.

Part of Princeton Architectural PressDesign Briefs series of books, Thinking with Type also has a comprehensive companion website that contains essays, examples and practical information about type and typography as well as an example syllabus for teaching typography to students.


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Rick Valicenti

Indices : Designers : Rick Valicenti

Born in Pittsburgh PA 1951/10/20. Degrees in photography and painting. Founder of the Chicago-based graphic design firm Thirst (1981) and the digital type foundry Thirstype (1994). Designer of the typefaces Bronzo (aka UltraBronzo) and Ooga Booga, and co-designer of Commerce (with Greg Thompson), and Infinity, Apex Sans, and Apex Serif (with Chester).


Logo, Font & Lettering Bible

Indices : Books : Logo, Font & Lettering Bible

How-to book explaining the basics of logo design, Lettering, Type Design, Adobe Illustrator, and Fontographer. Written by Leslie Cabarga.

Companion book to the Learn FontLab Fast, a much smaller intro text for learning to use FontLab.

Both books may be purchased via

The Logo, Font and Lettering Bible is easier to find, check and other bookstores, etc.

FAQ Free Fonts

Indices : FAQs : Where can I get free fonts?

Legit free fonts. As always, please respect the EULA when using free fonts:
“Some are licensed for unlimited use, some only for private use but not for commercial jobs. You don’t want to take advantage of the kindness and generosity of the people who designed them; it’s really bad for your karma. And you don’t want to risk that, do you?” –Yves Peters

Why doesn’t this page list freeware font websites?