The Enschedé Type Specimens of 1768 and 1773

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Author John Lane
Language Dutch, English
Pages 248
Size 22.4 × 13.5 cm
Publisher De Buitenkant
ISBN 9789070386580
Binding hard cover in a case
Availability 13
A 1993 facsimile of the famous type specimen from 1768 by the Enschedé type foundry with the supplement from 1773. The descriptions are included in a separate English-language book, written by John Lane. The Proef van letteren 1768 specimen presents the Enschedé type foundry in its heyday and gives an almost complete overview of the letters that could be obtained from Enschedé at that time. This involved not only Latin fonts, but also music, ornaments and foreign writing scripts such as Greek, Hebrew, Armenian, Arabic, or Syriac. In addition to this beautiful collection, this book also contains a number of copper engravings, including portraits of Laurenz Jansz Coster, our book printer; Joan Michael Fleischmann, creator of many of the letters, and a centerfold of the type foundry. Designed by Peter Matthias Noordzij and awarded as one of The Best Dutch Book Designs.
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Long awaited, richly illustrated book on the body of work of the Dutch type designer Gerard Unger, presenting a case study in the development of modern type design.
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This book presents the chromatic exploration of the Kaba ornaments designed by Bram de Does at the Enschedé type foundry.
175.00 EUR
The first, and until now the only, book exploring in-depth Tibetan type and typography. This book presents research regarding the origin, development, and typographical function of letter types in Tibetan writing, from their beginnings in 1738 to the present.
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This small book documents the work of Cyrus Highsmith— his type design and well as his sketches and drawings at the occasion of Gerrit Noordzij Prize.
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Bram de Does has conducted extended research into the endless combinations of patterns, ornaments, and borders.
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This book contains two essays by the Dutch typographer and type designer Bram de Does on the development of his two typefaces Trinité and Lexicon.
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Gerrit Noordzij’s powerful and analytical text, illustrated with his own diagrams and examples, presents a genuine theory of writing.
65.00 EUR
This is the first publication devoted to De Does’s life and work best known as a type and book designer, creator of typefaces Trinité and Lexicon.