Designing type revivals


Many types created today are tied to the past, and interest in old letterforms is stimulated by the large number of visual resources available. We are surrounded by digital fonts based in one way or another on historical models, but it is clear that we cannot consider them all as revival. So, how to distinguish a revival character from one loosely based on historical forms? This slender book provides tools for finding and designing revival types, and showcases a practical perspective and fresh content, fueling conversation between designers and scholars. A useful tool for students and pros alike.

  • Authors: Riccardo Olocco and Michele Patanè
  • Preface: Gerry Leonidas
  • Size: 4.875 × 8.25 inches
  • Pages: 112
  • Binding: Softcover
  • Publisher: Lazy Dog, 2022