3 April 2012
Typonauts, start your quest here
Review of Type Navigator: The Independent Foundries Handbook
The Web has deeply transformed the retail market of type, writes Sébastien Morlighem in Eye 82.
The main purpose of Type Navigator, by Jan Middendorp and TwoPoints.Net, is to bring fresh and accurate information about where and how to purchase digital fonts to the ever-growing community of type users – ‘civilians’, as Middendorp puts it – as well as professional designers and typophiles …
Spreads show (top) typefaces Romain BP and SangBleu BP from the Swiss foundry b+p (see ‘Body type’ Eye 72), and (below) work from Mário Feliciano. Book design: TwoPoints.Net.
Type Navigator: The Independent Foundries Handbook
Edited by Jan Middendorp and TwoPoints.net
Designed by TwoPoints.net
Gestalten, €49.90, $78, £45
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