Today we want to show you a book we already bought longetime ago in while studying communication design. A prof at our universtiy recommended it to us because it’s a really contemporary book with inspiring typography ideas in it. Type one written by Robert Klanten and published by gestalten press shows you disciplines and progress in typography.

About the book

Type is communication. Typeface are readable language, an own method to transport and communicate thoughts and knowledge. Typography is a universal map of human memory. There are three functional steps what typography is built upon. The first base step is the form of expression. The second is the communication, for both human and animal. Third step is the communication with writing and words. Describing circumstances have opened a whole wide field to every mind. The typography creation is aiming unity of language and writing, form and function. Brining those parts together, typography is one of the greatest achievements of humankind.
While beginning with the first cuneiform inscriptions, through carolingian minuscels , we developped in the past a big range of different typography styles. Today the requirements to the media of type in the age of masscommunication are very complex, or even contrary in their implementation and intention. But this leads also to new ways of creative criterias and more constructive disciplines. The challenge of the modern typography design lies in the differentiationand the right selection of necessary accents in the endless pool of historic, modern and castaway fonts. Type one tries to take some examples out of this pool to show tendences and variations of typography and type design.

We highly recommend this book, because it’s a huge source of inspiration and an inducement to all graphci designers, artists and typographers to create new ways of communication with typography.

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