This is the hardcover first edition from P-type Publishing which uses spot silver ink throughout. The edition more widely available through standard booksellers from Rockport Publishers does not use metallic ink.
• Hardcover with dust jacket
• 400 pages
• 19 Foundries
• 1600 Font Showings
• 18 Fonts on Bonus CD
Independent type designers have devoted their talents to producing fresh new fonts that can give your text a major boost. Indie Fonts 2 provides a showcase collection of over 1600 diverse fonts from 19 of today's hottest digital type foundries and features the best work of these designers. Indie Fonts 2 will help you find some of the highest quality fonts available today.
In the early 20th century, type reference books provided users with samples from the major monolithic type companies. This book is styled after those classic tools, but features independent firms whose fonts, like their names, are unique.
The book’s fully cross-referenced index of type designs and designers (Indie Fonts 2 indexes the original Indie Fonts as well!), accompanied by one-line illustrations of the fonts for quick reference, expedites the search. Direct access listings to the foundries‚ websites and phone numbers, allows the user to put any remaining questions directly to the type designers!
Indie Fonts 2 comes with a companion CD-ROM—worth far more than the retail cost of the book—featuring 38 representative fonts from the book's independent foundries (fully licensed and ready to install). Searching the web and looking at pixilated web images is not a satisfactory way to find the best type for your needs. Using this book and CD-ROM is a far better method to find unique fonts—from the extremely useful to the surprisingly experimental. Also included is the essay: Typocurious, and how to stay that way by noted typographer Peter Bain.
Indie Fonts 2 is a must-have for designers, artists, aesthetes, publishers, advertisers, and hobbyists—in fact, for anyone with something to say.
Reviews Clearly, "Indie Fonts 2" is aimed at a larger market than just professional graphic designers. Its name, its format, and its cheeky approach all speak to the wider world of people who find themselves dealing with digital fonts but don't have a lot of guidance in how to use them -- or in which ones to use. As a catalog of some (not all) of the available typefaces that we might buy and put to use, "Indie Fonts 2," like its predecessor, is a resource that deserves its place on the shelf. - John D. Berry
For the past three years, we've told you about the new Indie Fonts collections. Each time a new edition comes out I scramble to get my hands on the book hot off the presses. Why? Because I know it will be the very best sampling of type facts Independent type designers have devoted their talents to. Plus, with the included CD of FREE FONTS, I'll get a healthy dose of fresh new fonts to investigate and discover -- giving my designs a major boost! Like years past, this year's edition has some truly fabulous fonts - Fred Showker