Author(s): Wiebke Holjes
This cocktail of type specimens invites you to explore new combinations of fonts quickly and easily. Based on the same principle as children's books where crocodiles can be given elephant's feet and a duck's bill, you can mix and match your selections of type using the split pages and check at a glance how starkly the different letters contrast. Designers will find it useful at presentations to clients as they will have a ready stock of printed alternatives at their fingertips - a helpful tool, as type on screen can look very different from that on paper. With 32 fonts in 56 weights, the book covers a broad palette of text faces, providing innovative alternatives to the old favourites which have now become rather state. This is a handy-sized book that invites - even forces - experimentation by its very format.