The illustrations pack a visual wallop, but it's not just eye candy: Budding enthusiasts looking to learn more about typography will discover useful historical information, and professionals will profit from a healthy dose of design inspiration.
Fun, clever, and inspiring.
Steven Heller is co-chair of the MFA Design: Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. His many previous books include
Typographic Universe, New Modernist Type, and Scripts.
Gail Anderson is creative director of design at SpotCo, New York, and a former senior art director of Rolling Stone magazine.