TOP TEN TITLES
For this top ten list, TypeBooks surveyed over 300 studios and independent designers for their favorite books on the letterform arts. As a bonus, weve also provided a runners-up listthe titles which almost made into the top ten. Thanks to everyone who participated in the surveyyou made this possible. If youre looking for a particular book, complete lists by Author and by Title are available. You can also search for a book by author or title with our search engine.
2Form of the Book, The: Essays on the Morality of Good Design.
Author: Jan Tschichold & Hajo Hadeler
Publisher: Hartley & Marks 
3Modern Typography: An Essay in Critical History
Author: Robin Kinross
Publisher: Chronicle Books/Princeton Architectural Press 
Binding: Paperback, 208pp, 6 1/2" x 9 1/2"
4 (Tied)American Metal Typefaces of the Twentieth Century (2nd Ed.)
Author: Mac McGrew
Publisher: Oak Knoll Press 
ISBN: 0-938768-34-4 (hc)
ISBN: 0-938768-39-5 (pb)
Binding: Hardcover & Paperback 400pp.
New Typography, The: A Handbook for Modern Designers
5Fontographer: Type by Design
Author: Stephen Moye
Publisher: MIS:Press 
Binding: Paperback, 275pp.
6Stop Stealing Sheep & find out how type works
Authors: Erik Spiekermann & E.M. Ginger
Publisher: Hayden Books 
7Typography Now Two: Implosion
Editor: Rick Poyner
Publisher: Booth-Clibborn Editions/Internos Books
Binding: Paperback, 240pp, 10 3/4" x 8 1/2"
8Design of Books, The
Author: Adrian Wilson
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Binding: Paperback, 159pp.
9Essay on Typography, An*
Author: Eric Gill
Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher 
Binding: Paperback, 144pp.
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10Letters of Credit: A View of Type Design
Author: Walter Tracy
Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher