Written by a designer from the Middle East who works for Western agencies and type foundries
, the book charts the historical background of Arabic script and Arabic typesetting, then explores type design and typography in Arabic, logotype design and logotype conversion, designing with Arabic script, fine art, and calligraphy.
didn't exist in America until after the Revolutionary War, so Franklin imported his lead type from overseas.
It is a format recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and has the backing of many internet browsers and type foundries
Maurice Annenberg, Type Foundries
of America and Their Catalogs (Baltimore: Maran Print.
The company said that in addition to sponsoring the event and awards, WebINK will be leading a presentation on 'What's Next for Web Fonts in CSS 3' and showcasing its web font service, which offers more than 2,000 high-quality fonts from 14 type foundries
Owing to the available digital technology, 'old fonts' are being digitalized by the type foundries
, while new fonts are also being created.
The different sources recommended for further reading are various, including books, periodicals, websites of type foundries
and distributors, associations and conferences, blogs, and forums.
The book includes a typographic timeline from the 15th to 20th century, visual font index, resources, a glossary, contributing type foundries
, and notes on the featured colophons.
Legend has it that western printers in the early days used capitals sparingly because the type had to be transported by wagon over long distances from eastern type foundries
Lieberman, Type Foundries
of America and Their Catalogs (New Castle, Del.
The first edition of Type Foundries
of America and Their Catalogs was published in 1975 in an edition of 500 copies.