List of Typography Books

Here is a list of useful books about typography, fonts and web design.

The Elements of Typography Style

Comprehensive discussion of five and a half centuries of type, alphabets, design, etc and a structured and clearly written book about high-level concepts of typography and the finest nuances as well. [Buy]

Thinking with Type 

The definitive guide to using typography in visual communication, from the printed page to the computer screen and it gives you the basics of typography any graphic designer should know, and how to use them effectively. [Buy]

Just My Type

A delightfully inquisitive tour that explores the rich history and the subtle powers of fonts, from font “pirating” dating back nearly as far as Gutenberg to the creation of Comic Sans and Ikea’s font-change controversy. [Buy]

Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works

Internationally renowned graphic designer Erik Spiekermann explains in everyday terms what typography is and offers design guidance in choosing type for legibility, meaning, and aesthetic appeal. [Buy]

The Anatomy of Type

An exploration of one hundred traditional and modern typefaces in loving detail, with a full spread devoted to each entry, such as the full character set, the best letters for identification etc. [Buy]

Letter Fountain

The book examines the form and anatomy of letters as well as punctuation marks and special characters, cross-references type designs with important works of art and art movements from Gutenberg’s times until today. [Buy]