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Current Reading: LETTER BY LETTER: AN ALPHABETICAL MISCELLANY: LAURENT PFLUGHAUPT: PRINCETON ARCHITECTUAL PRESS:Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2008-06-02 15:48.
TI is a font fiend, having great love for both the classics from Arial to Zapf Dingbats, to those insane new forms the likes of M &M/Paris keep coining. If you are passionate too about the shape, size and scale of the lettering you encounter in your everyday life then you must read Letter By Letter. Designer/calligrapher/artist Laurent Pflughaupt painstakingly traces the history and structure of each and every letter of the "Roman" alphabet. It may sound boring on the surface but visually the book is inspiring and invigorating and telegraphs the idea that evolution is implicit (and inevitable) in all creative human endeavor.