The Designer’s Dictionary of Type



ISBN: 9781419737183 Category:

Sean Adams


The Designer’s Dictionary of Type follows in the footsteps of The Designer’s Dictionary of Color, providing a vivid and highly accessible look at an even more important graphic design ingredient: typography. From classic fonts like Garamond and Helvetica, to modern-day digital fonts like OCR-A and Keedy Sans, author and designer Sean Adams demystifies 48 major typefaces, describing their history, stylistic traits, and common application. Adams once again provides eye-catching illustrated examples, this time showcasing the beauty and expressiveness of typography, as employed by the world’s greatest designers. Organized by serif, sans-serif, script, display, and digital typefaces, this book will be a vital guide for designers, teachers, or students looking to gain a foundational understanding of the art, practice, and history of typography.

Additional information

Weight 1067 g
Dimensions 19.8 x 25.2 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 May 2019
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Dimensions 19.8 x 25.2 cm
Weight 1067 g


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Sean Adams is a founding partner of the award-winning design firm AdamsNorioka, and is cited as one of the 40 most important people shaping design internationally. In addition to being AIGA national president, Adams directs the graphic design program at the Art Center College of Design. Sean is the author of The Designer's Dictionary of Color. He lives and works in Los Angeles.