The field guide to typography typefaces in the urban landscape peter dawson stephen coles on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers from american typewriter to zapf dingbats this highly engaging and fascinating visual reference helps novices and experts alike identify the typefaces we encounter every day a quarter of a century ago hardly anybody knew what a font was. Think of this as applied typography where most books for type geeks show page after page of quick brown foxes the field guide to typography shows each typeface in at least one native habitat. The field guide to typography is a collection of over 125 typefaces old and new common and unusual found in our modern urban environment lightly based on traditional field guides each spread examines one typeface and provides budding font spotters with the information they need to recognize it in the real world. The field guide to typography typefaces in the urban landscape peter dawson prestel munich london new york the field guide to typography typefaces in the urban landscape to my parents john and evelyn dawson published in north america by prestel a member of verlagsgruppe random house gmbh the field guide to typography typefaces . Get this from a library the field guide to typography typefaces in the urban landscape peter dawson this text explores and explains the myriad typefaces that we see around us in our day to day lives from airplane liveries to computer screens from billboard hoardings to signage systems it
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