The New Pixel Kings
Mean Tangerine represents more than just a beefy library of grade A pixel fonts you can
use for Flash, typography and the Web. Mean also offers a re-seller program for all makers of pixel fonts who
want their wares distributed all in one place. Purchase individually at $10/pop or all together for Mac or PC,
this lean pixel font resource has your best pixel needs at heart... and that makes them nice in our book.
As both a design shop and font foundry, the ambiguously
named 04 straddles '02' of our favorite fields in media design. So, in
addition to hosting 5 nice display fonts and 17 bitmapped font variations
(all free), you can check out their work - especially an amazing
little exhibit where they've posted 100 design variations on their name.
This library of fonts are not free, but they do
have a comprehensive 'Pak' of bitmapped and pixel fonts, even including
an ambitious Japanese pixel font. They sell for between $19 for single
version up to $99 for all 23. The nice part about these sets is they include
punctuation and extra characters.
A classic in the making over 30 years finally arrives!
A must have for every graphic designer. Sysnopsis: "Wolfgang Weingart's influence on the development
of typography since the 1970s is unparalleled. In Typography, Weingart
sums up an impressive lifework in 500 pages that describe his own development
and the foundations of his teachings. This is a long-awaited book of epochal
Amazon Price: $84.00
Graphic Design Manual: Principles and Practice
An exceptionally influential graphic-design teacher, Hofmann instructed, and has seen his methods continued by many famous practitioners.
Hofmann taught his own typographic principles at the Basel School of Design in 1947 where he and his colleagues
contributed to the development of Swiss International Style, advocating a belief in absolute and universal graphic
Amazon Price: $49.88