The Typehead Chronicles
      of Thomas Christensen, ABCedminded Typesetter  



1. Type Casting: Classifying Type
2. Leading On: Vertical Space
3. Spacing Out: Horizontal Space
4. Measuring Up: Column Width
5. About Faces (pages going up bit by bit)

A. Book Faces

Akzidenz Grotesk Aldus Antique Olive
Avant Garde Avenir Baskerville
Bell Bembo Bodoni
Bulmer Caslon Centaur
Century Old Style Cheltenham Dante
Frutiger Galliard Garamond
Gill Sans Goudy Old Style Granjon
Helvetica Janson (Kis) Kontrapunkt (blog post)
Minion Mrs. Eaves Optima
Palatino Perpetua Sabon
Syntax Times New Roman Today
Trump Medieval Univers Walbaum

B. Specialty Faces

  • Blackletter
  • Display/Novelty
  • Script

To Come:
6. Type Designers
7. Glossary
8. References



from ms. to art book in four weeks (typeface: Bembo)

gutenberg and the koreans

typography news & comment


Printing demands a humility of mind, for the lack of which many of the fine arts are even now floundering in self-conscious and maudlin experiments. There is nothing simple or dull in achieving the transparent page. Vulgar ostentation is twice as easy as discipline. When you realise that ugly typography never effaces itself, you will be able to capture beauty as the wise men capture happiness by aiming at something else.

— Beatrice Warde









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