A brief history of type

As designers, over time we tend to become experts on typography. We get to know the typefaces we use intimately, learning about the shapes, nuances and character - no pun - of each one. We might fall in love with fonts in certain weights or styles, or even individual letters. Favourites are adored, and equally some fonts are shunned and avoided. And that's why our new book - 100 Best Typefaces Ever - produced in association with FontShop AG and on sale now, is absolutely unmissable. Let us explain a little further why we produced this book…

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