An indispensable guide to hundreds of important modern versions of earlier typefaces, presenting clear and concise discussions of origins, permutations, and contemporary digital availability. For typographers, revival type forms an integral part of their font repertoire. Older classics such as Baskerville, Garamond, and Bodoni are imbedded fonts in standard operating system collections and continue to serve their users well, being the trusted go-to tools of the best professional designers.
All revivals are digital interpretations of lost originals. In almost every case, there is, and has to be, considerable selection, revising, and re-formatting involved. The nature of such work is little understood or appreciated. The definition, application, and use of type revivals has been neglected, or worse, misunderstood. Jerry Kelly’s Type Revivals sheds new light on the subject. No one in a position to select a typeface, or use type in a book work, should be without it.
“Kelly’s attention to detail, his meticulous archival research, and his craftsmanship as a book designer is clearly evident in the production of Type Revivals.” Publishing Research Quarterly