For a type geek such as myself, it doesn’t get better than this! I know John will definitely love this.
The Typographic Desk Reference is a quick reference guide of typographic terms and classification with definitions of form and usage for Latin based writing systems. TDR contains over a thousand facts on typography.
Written and designed by Theodore Rosendorf the guide includes a foreword by Ellen Lupton, author of the excellent book Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students. Can it get any better than this?
The principal text is set in Adobe Caslon, designed by Carol Twombly in 1989.
TDR will be available in January 2009 but you can pre-order a copy from Oak Knoll.