THE TYPOGRAPHIC DESK REFERENCE.
(TDR) With a Foreword by Ellen Lupton
- New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2009.
- 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- 152 pages
- ISBN 9781584562313 / Order Nr. 96672
- Price: $45.00 other currencies
First edition, later printing. The Typographic Desk Reference (aka TDR) is comprised of a thousand facts on the form of Latin-based writing systems. The book includes the following four main sections: Terms - Definitions of format, measurements, practice, standards, tools, and industry lingo; Glyphs -The list of standard ISO and extended Latin characters, symbols, diacritics, marks, and various forms of typographic furniture; Anatomy & Form - Letter stroke parts and the variations of impression and space used in Latin-based writing systems; and Classification & Specimens - An historical line with examples of form from blackletter to contemporary sans serif types. Designed for quick consultation, entries are concise and factual, making it handy for the desk. Its foreword is written by Ellen Lupton.
Theodore Rosendorf began a career in graphic design with a set of pencils and a drawing pad. His first project was the identity for the Downwind restaurant at Atlanta's PDK Airport. Leaving the airport, Theodore's career has taken him to clients in the US and abroad for some of the world's most well known brands. He lives and works in Decatur, GA.