This latest double volume from TASCHEN provides an extensive reference catalogue of vintage typography and ornamental elements spanning 1628 to 1938. Providing an invaluable resource for Graphic Designers, these 2 books contain 1000’s of examples of decorative Victorian lettering, vintage stock elements and ornamental flourishes and frames, The accompanying text from Cees W. de Jong (designer) and Alston W. Purvis (professor of visual arts) provide insight into the origins of their use and the¬†familiar names such as Garamond, Caslon and Baskerville that made these typefaces so popular.

The presentation is first class as you would expect from TASCHEN, with clean scans presenting all these antique elements to a very high standard and the package is completed with the welcome inclusion of the special keycard; a unique access code unlocking a website containing over 2400 high-resolution scans available for download. A truly exhaustive collection covering a wide range of styles and a worthy package for any design studio.

Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles
Paperback, 2 Volumes in Slipcase – 720 pages
23.9 x 30.5 cm