on November 23, 2015
A great book in a fitting format that covers a great deal of Crouwel's typographic work. The one thing that really irks me is the choice of ink, as any sort of not-perfect conditions will have this book's copy bleeding out. To make myself clear, the type has rubbed off onto the opposite page on nearly every spread, yet it hasn't warped or nor does it show any signs of being saturated. This was clearly a bad choice on the black ink, and was a major error by the publisher and printer. With the abundance of other material available and the inflated prices charged for a book with such poor integrity, I would recommend passing unless you find a good deal.
on May 10, 2004
this book is a very interesting look at a relatively unknown typeface designer. he starts out using traditional fonts (akzidenz, Helvetica) and now creates fonts based on matrices and pixels. beyond that, his interview explains why he did things the way he did.
a great book for anybody interested in typefaces and typographic layouts. the book layout is itself a little weird (strange margin sixes...) but overall is very clean and very effective.