3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Inspirational and illuminating,
This review is from: Designing Typefaces (Paperback)
I really enjoyed this. It's basically a set of interviews with prominent type designers about their views on type. It includes lots of examples of their work, and it is really quite fascinating to see how their differing (and sometimes contradictory) views on the philosophy and techniques of type design lead to different, but equally good, typefaces.
Don't expect a "how to" guide (though there is a little one at the end), it's more about the philosophy of type design.