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217. This Looks Promising.

The Typographic Desk Reference, soon to be released by Oak Knoll Press in January, looks to be a promising type guide for students and professionals alike. I will definitely order a copy and write up a review as soon as I go through it - though it appears to already have Ellen Lupton's approval, "The ultimate tool for the type geek." The book's site has a few more page samples for your perusal. Can't wait to order it.

The basics:

Sample page:

A little more info:

Written and designed by Theodore Rosendorf
Typeset in Decatur, Georgia
Edited in New Castle, Delaware
Printed and bound by Sheridan Books in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Published by Oak Knoll

The principal text is set in Adobe Caslon, designed by Carol Twombly in 1989.

Printed on Sheridan 55# House White
Bound in Arrestox Gunny Sak

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Reader Comments (1)

Total type porn. Is there a Caslon centerfold? Love it.
December 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRoss

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