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Loxley ... has a terrific eye ... Beautifully produced, this is a book to be dipped into, talked about, and shouted at.

Frances Wilson,

The Daily Telegraph

This fine book … has the hallmarks of a classic … readers may be forgiven for reaching the last pages feeling rather intoxicated.

Nancy Campbell,

Times Literary Supplement

TYpe is beautiful:

the story of fifty remarkable fonts

The Bodleian Library in Oxford has a publishing wing which produces books whose subjects relate to its collections. They asked me to write a book of typefaces; it’s not a top fifty in order, or even a top fifty at all, although many of them would have to be included if you were to compile such a thing. A small number have even been reviled, but I felt they were significant despite that, and that all of them had a good story to tell.


In November 2021 Type is Beautiful was published in a Spanish language edition,
La Belleza de los Tipos, by Campgràfic, who also published the Spanish edition of
Type: the secret history of letters.

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