Just published! The Yearbook of Type II is available at last!
“The constantly progressing digitalization of the media has radically altered the development and marketing of new typefaces. Desktop publishing and programs for the design of own fonts allow a previously unimaginable wealth of new typefaces. To provide an overview of this welcome diversity, the Yearbook of Type presents a selection of new releases from around the world – from large publishing houses to small, independent typographers and foundries.” The previous text is not an understatement.
This independent compendium presents individual fonts or font families on a double page each, providing both visual impressions as well as background and detailed information about the finishing. A section with essays written by Rudolf Barmettler, Thomas Huot-Marchand, Jakob Runge, Alice Savoie, Ole Schäfer, Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer provides additional background information, technical aspects, as well as instructions or descriptions from the sector. Featuring type foundries from across the globe (Gestalten, Parachute to name a few) this is a rich in content publication that serves designers and agencies as a source of inspiration and aids in the selection of fonts, constituting at the same time a catalog and works of reference any typophile who is interested in contemporary fonts and type design.