For centuries, designers have chosen type styles to convey unique expressions and to make their work stand out. Todays computers provide a selection of fonts that serve reasonably well for workaday letters and publications, but have become utterly boring from overuse. If you want your project to attract the readers attention you need an original font.
Independent type designers have devoted their talents to producing fresh new fonts that can give your text a major boost. Indie Fonts provides a showcase collection of almost 2000 diverse fonts from 18 of today's hottest digital type foundries and features the best work of these designers. Indie Fonts will help you find some of the highest quality fonts available today.
In the early 20th century, type reference books provided users with samples from the major monolithic type companies. This book is styled after those classic tools, but features independent firms whose fonts, like their names, are unique. You will discover such foundries as Letterror, PSY/OPS, and Test Pilot Collective, alongside P22 type foundry, Font Diner and Astigmatic One Eye Typographic Institute. The type styles range from the best of Matthew Carters classic designs to the latest irreverence of Chank Diesel. Designers searching for unique typefaces will find what they are looking for, whether historical revivals or futuristic techno faces.
The books fully cross-referenced index of type designs and designers, accompanied by one-line illustrations of the fonts for quick reference, expedites the search. Direct access listings to the foundries websites and phone numbers, allows the user to put any remaining questions directly to the type designers! (Dont be shythey're expecting your call.) Also included is a helpful glossary of typographic terminology and quick reference charts so you can track down those unusual characters required in many languages, such as å, é, î, ø, and ü, and sometimes ß.
Fonts comes with a companion CD-ROM, worth far more than the retail
cost of the bookfeaturing 33 representative fonts from the book's
independent foundries (fully licensed and ready to install). Searching
the web and looking at pixilated web images is not a satisfactory way
to find the best type for your needs. Using this book and CD-ROM is
a far better method to find unique fontsfrom the extremely useful
to the surprisingly experimental. Indie Fonts is a must-have for designers,
artists, aesthetes, publishers, advertisers, and hobbyistsin fact,
for anyone with something to say.