16th November 2017

Just our type

We all spend far more time reading from screens than from printed pages nowadays, but curling up with a good book away from it all is one of life’s pleasures. The Visual History of Type caught our eye recently. Written by Paul McNeil, Lecturer in Typography at London College of Communication and published by Laurence King, it’s a beautifully produced book looking at the history of typography from its earliest form up to the present day, with lavish and carefully selected examples of type throughout.

OK, you’d probably have to be a typography geek (hello) to enjoy it to its fullest, but typography is around us everywhere and its interesting to see its development over the years and how type in all its forms can be used to create powerful and expressive communication.

Main image, Aldo Novarese, ‘Stop’ typeface, catalogue cover, 1971