typography reference book

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


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


In the next weeks the translated versions of Letterfontein will appear worldwide in the bookstores. The English, French, Spanish and German versions are published by Taschen Publishers.

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