Author(s): Spiekermann, Erik\Siebert, Jürgen\Truong, Mai Linh Thi
Designer(s): Erik Spiekermann
Publisher: FSI FontShop International
Abstract: Book Description: FontBook from FSI FontShop International For almost 10 years now, FSI FontShop International have published their typeface compendium, well-known in the trade under the name FontBook. The 1500 page edition features 24,500 typeface samples from 65 type foundries. It also includes more than 64,000 references of foundries, font names and font styles, formats, similarities, date of design and availability. Some features of FontBook * 24,500 type samples * 4,850 font packages and families * 64,000 typographical footnotes and cross-references * 65 type foundries * all type samples in one volume * sorted by style category into nine chapters * lists platform availability * refers to other typefaces in the FontBook which have similar characteristics * designer's name and year of publication, historical references * clear font display, comprehensible icons, footnotes with extra information * tabulators for easy access to the individual chapters * non-latin section with information about encodings and installation in 3 languages * editorial chapter with typographical tips, tricks, trends and examples of application in 3 languages * comprehensive selection of foreign language fonts and utilities * all introductory texts in English, French and German * Pi & Symbols section with enlarged font showings * bound in hardcover * separate 160 page FontFinder showing all the fonts in alphabetical order * FontBook measures 11.75' x 6.5' x 2.125' and weighs approx. 6lbs.