About the Author
The editors and authors: Cees W. de Jong is a designer and publisher based in Laren, the Netherlands. He has published numerous books on design, architecture and art, and is now working as a design/publishing consultant and author. He has also published many books on graphic design. Alston W. Purvis is professor of the visual arts division of the School of Arts at Boston University, USA. He is also the author on many books on graphic design. The late Jan Tholenaar was a collector of the printed letter in all its various incarnations, but especially exquisite design catalogs and specimen books. He lived in Amsterdam, where he passed away in 2009.