No matter how many typography books you own, there is always a lurking suspicion that our knowledge of semiotics is still lacking. Or perhaps that’s my inner designer’s lust trying to atone for more books and linguistic reading material to add to my anti-library.
To date, I already own several typography knowledgable ‘tomes ()
- Bringhurst’s The Elements of Typographic Style (an essential read for any designer)
- an older edition of The Manual
- several 8 Faces Magazines
- there are more, surely, somewhere, lurking under my editions of Signet Classic’s Shakespearean theatre
One of those typography books that is still sitting patiently in my Amazon wishlist is Stephen Coles The Anatomy of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Typeface. In the meantime, I’ll console myself with these scans until I can fondly cuddle it with my ink-smeared fingers.