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Rookledge's Classic International Typefinder Paperback – December 28, 2004


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: HarperDes (December 28, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856694062
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856694063
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 9.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #846,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Christopher Perfect formed his own design company, The Perfect Design Company Limited, after graduating from the Royal College of Art, London.



Phil Baines is an accomplished designer and senior lecturer in typography at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and co-curator of the Central Lettering Record. He is a frequent contributor to the quarterly graphic design magazine Eye.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. K. on October 27, 2005
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I purchased the 1st ed. of this book years ago. I still find it invaluable. I thought the reprint would find more content and an updated design. While there is slightly more content, I think that the poor quality sample typography scans (assumedly from the original book) cause me to wonder if I should just keep using my original edition. It appears that even the linework and sample names have been rescanned.

I do like the updated cover design, front matter and dividers. I also enjoyed the preface by Frutiger, but I really wish more time had been spent with newly set samples.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David Laufer on January 13, 2006
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As a graphic designer working with fonts all day every day, I have a library of several hundred reference books about type. I use Rookledge's more than all the others put together. The authors have devised a method of classifying fonts that facilitates two important tasks: First, identifying a font from an incomplete sample. Rookledge's shows you at a glance which characters are unique to a given font. Second: choosing a font that has the right "feel" or emotional content for a particular text.

A third thing to love about this book: the authors don't waste page space on stupid fonts. With somewhere in excess of 20,000 fonts in circulation now, there are still just a few dozen timeless classics and a few hundred more that are worthy of serious study. There are a few that I would like to have seen included that aren't, but precious few.

Anyone working to push the printed word to the limits of its expressive power will find this book invaluable.
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By Bob on December 16, 2009
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There are a lot of typefaces in this book, and they're arranged nicely so they can be found easily. I particularly liked that letters that had specific and unusual characteristics were starred. I have used it a great deal.
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a fast and flawless transaction. ( and the fact that the price was ridiculously low didn't hurt either! ) I would buy from this dealer again, in a heartbeat!
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By Daniel Hatch on November 8, 2014
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Love this book. The ability to categorize and browse type is huge. This has a great reference book.
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