Daily Dose Pick: Retrofonts

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Taking the form of an antique type-specimen book, Retrofonts is a chronicle of the best type designs from last 150 years, with an accompanying CD containing 222 copyright-free fonts.

Munich-based graphic designer Gregor Stawinski compiled and categorized more than 360 fonts into nine chronological sections for the book, ranging from “Art Nouveau and Japonism” to “Postmodern and Punk.” The resulting 560-page volume is a compendium of the best examples of modern typeface, presented within a historical context that uses each font to visually represent a different zeitgeist.

Read the New York Times review, download Art Nouveau Caps, AnAkronism, and Moksha for free online, and buy a copy of the book

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Click through below for samples from Retrofonts.

Gregor Stawinski: Retrofonts (© 2010 Mark Batty Publisher)

Gregor Stawinski: Retrofonts (© 2010 Mark Batty Publisher)

Gregor Stawinski: Retrofonts (© 2010 Mark Batty Publisher)

Gregor Stawinski: Retrofonts (© 2010 Mark Batty Publisher)

Gregor Stawinski: Retrofonts (© 2010 Mark Batty Publisher)

Gregor Stawinski: Retrofonts (© 2010 Mark Batty Publisher)

Gregor Stawinski: Retrofonts (© 2010 Mark Batty Publisher)

Gregor Stawinski: Retrofonts (© 2010 Mark Batty Publisher)

Gregor Stawinski: Retrofonts (© 2010 Mark Batty Publisher)