Selections from The Badson Bookshelf:
Featuring the books on our shelf that we just can't live without.
by Fred Smeijers
available from Hyphen Press
Counterpunch is one of those books that pulls you into the craft of typography with delight. I know not everybody wants to be a type Designer, and not everyone will likely care very much about the fascinating details of the way type used to be crafted by hand, but if you are one of those people curious to know more, this book is perhaps the best place to start digging a little deeper.
Fred Smeijers—a legend of type design in his own right—lays out the history of type making and how that history is applicable today. He inserts you right at the end as the next to carry the torch in this incredible lineage, if you dare. If you're looking for a way to convert your passion for lettering into something more, pick up a copy of this book and love it.