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Book Review: The Typography Idea Book by Steven Heller & Gail Anderson

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9:55 AM | 30 September 2016
by Finn O'Neill
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We review Stephen Heller & Gail Anderson's collaborative effort, The Typography Idea Book. A must for anyone interested in typography, art direction, and graphic design.

Steven Heller and Gail Anderson’s book on typography informs and delights in similar quantities. Taking their reader through 50 classic typographies, the book is a must for anyone interested in typography, art direction, and graphic design.


Coming with the subtitle ‘Inspiration from 50 masters’, the book is what it says it is. It is an idea book for aspiring and interested typographers, taking the reader on a journey through 50 different styles. Split into seven sections, from 'Communicate through letters' to 'Play and improvise', the book catalogues some of the most iconic typographers in history. Each style comes with an example and some theoretical background behind the process and thinking behind typography.

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