Reviving Type

Reviving Type is two studies in one volume: one about the Renaissance letters of Garamont and Granjon, the other about the Baroque types of Nicholas Kis. Do we really need to go on? How’re you not hooked already? The publication guides the reader from finding original sources in archives, through historical investigation and design process to the finished typeface. The first part of the book provides insight into historical changes in type design through hands-on examples with theoretical background. The second part gives a thorough explanation of the production process of the revival typefaces. Here two different approaches are placed side by side, creating a conversation piece about possible working methods in type design. Design decisions, technical details and difficulties of the process are thoroughly discussed. Rich imagery of original archival material and technical illustrations explain the texts visually. Altogether, the publication becomes a “cookbook” for anyone diving head-first into revival type design. Good for students and pros alike.
Authors: Céline Hurka and Nóra Békés
Foreword: Frank E. Blokland
Size: 6.6875 × 9 inches
Pages: 158
Binding: Smyth-sewn softcover
Publisher: Acute Publishing, 2019