Well, it cant get any geeky than this! I mean a Book on Fonts! Yes, at 99$, this book gives editors, bloggers, web-designers, photoshop’ers etc etc, a complete detail about all the fonts that you can imagine! Some specs of the books are
Read on for the complete details:
(oh, and btw, this is the 4th edition !)
FontBook is the largest type reference in the world.
Since 1991, “the big yellow book” has been the trusted friend of designers, typographers, advertisers, manufacturers, publishers, historians, and anyone else who uses type.
FontBook is the only guide that compiles original, digital typefaces from multiple manufacturers and presents them in a systematic way.
FontBook is all-inclusive, with typefaces both old and new. It contains all the classics of the art of printing, insofar as they are available digitally, as well as the latest font releases and extensions.
FontBook is a type encyclopedia with an abundance of carefully researched notes on type designers, year of publication, similar fonts, and additional language versions.
This long-awaited fourth edition of FontBook is the first revision in eight years. Thanks to a streamlined design, it includes thousands of new typefaces with only a slight increase in size.
- More specimens (32%)
- More foundries (39%)
- More cross-references (300%)
- Less clutter
- One single volume (index and content together)
- More language/encoding information
- Improved specimens (more complete and more relevant to each typeface category)
Tale of the Tape
- Weight: 3kg (6.6 lb)
- Height: 29.7 cm (11.7 in)
- Width: 15.5 cm (6.1 in)
- Pages: 1,760
- Type Samples: 32,000
- Type Foundries: 90
- Cross-references: 7,400
- Other References: 100,000
- Editors: Mai-Linh Thi Truong, Jürgen Siebert, Erik Spiekermann
- Experience the heft of the heavyweight champion. Fight the FontBook!
What Does FontBook Look Like?
See for yourself. Download and print actual pages from the book:
- Introduction (English) (1.5MB PDF)
- Introduction (German) (1.1MB PDF)
- Samples from Each Chapter (2.1MB PDF)