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Letter Fountain Hardcover – June 19, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen (June 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836525097
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836525091
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 7.2 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #474,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

The editor and author:
Joep Pohlen and Geert Setola are graphic designers, both devoted with heart and soul to professional typography. Joep Pohlen founded Dutch Fontana Publishers in 1994, and has won several awards with different works on typeface and book design.


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As a graphic designer, Joep Pohlen has his own design company Polka Design in The Netherlands. Because type and typography has his major interest he wrote in 1994 with graphic designer and teacher Geert Setola the first version of Letterfontein (Letter Fountain) in dutch and french. In 1996 the german version was published. In 2002 Joep pohlen began to rewrite and enhance Letterfontein and published in 2009 the fourth dutch edition. Polka Design has received several design awards during its existence, including a red dot award and a TDC award for the new edition of Letterfontein (Letter Fountain). Taschen Publishers is publishing the first spanish, english, french and german version of the fourth edition of Letter Fountain.

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Definitely a good investment if you want to learn a lot about typography.
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I'm highly recommending it to any typography enthusiast and anybody interested in typefaces/fonts.
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This is a very thorough knowledge source about letterforms and related type information.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Swammy on October 13, 2012
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This book is an instant typography and typeface design classic! I think it's a MUST READ for design students or working creatives. A lot of basics, but also a lot of VERY in-depth discussions and history of typography.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Apples from Oz publications on October 10, 2011
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I first saw Letter Fountain published by Taschen at the London Design Museum, whilst visiting the United Kingdom during 2011. The weight was the reason for not buying it there so I ordered a copy through Amazon on my return to Australia. It is an admirable achievement and I have found it to be a very informative publication. A book about type and typography attracts those of us with knowledge and interest in the subject so inevitably I have found a typo, the bane of all who produce publications.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By zdparker on July 29, 2011
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This book is beautiful! Inside, it holds all kinds of information on typography. Everything you would want to know. This book will be a close companion and a reference for years and years to come.
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By eric Roberts on May 26, 2014
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This book is not only well designed, but has some great information for type enthusiasts.
It also looks beautiful on your shelf!

This book is recommended as a must have!
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This is a very thorough knowledge source about letterforms and related type information. I highly recommend this for design students and type designers.
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