Your weekend reading list: Five great books on typography

Campaign India recommends these five typography books

Aug 19, 2011 08:53:00 PM | Article | Campaign India Team

Thinking With Type by Ellen Lupton

Check out this book if you need information on how to use typography for visual mediums – from the printed page to the computer screen. You’ll get to know about use of captions, font licensing, mixing typefaces and hand lettering.  

Just My Type by Simon Garfield

Want to know why the ‘T’ in the Beatles logo is longer than the other letters? The answer to this,  in this book of stories about fonts. Garfield also analyses how Comic Sans and Helvetica became so popular. 

Scripts: Elegant Lettering From Design's Golden Age by Steven Heller, Louise Fili

According to Louise Fili’s blog, ”This book includes over three hundred examples of elegant and eccentric scripts  from pre-Modern to Modern—from France, Italy, Germany, and England as well as the United States”.

The 3D Type Book
Fl@33, Tomi Vollauschek, Agathe Jacquillat

See what the book is about:

The 3D Type Book by FL@33 from Tomi Vollauschek on Vimeo.


I Wonder by Marian Bantjes

Marian Bantjes spent 15 months writing, illustrating and designing this book, and the NY Times describes it as “an exploration of one designer’s search for beauty and (the often impossible) truth — but not in an entirely pedantic way.”  A fan flips through the book in this video:


The Flipkart links here: Thinking With Type, Just My Type, Scripts: Elegant Lettering From Design's Golden Age, The 3D Type Book, I Wonder