Creative Characters is the MyFonts newsletter dedicated to people behind the fonts. Each month since July 2007, we have interviewed a notable personality from the type world.
The first two years of these interviews have now been collected in a beautifully produced book. Twenty-six interviews, expanded with case histories, behind-the-scenes imagery and superb examples of fonts in use.
Interviewees include David Berlow, Jim Parkinson, Cyrus Highsmith, Ray Larabie, Nick Shinn, Rian Hughes, Alejandro Paul, Dino dos Santos, Veronika Burian, Ronna Penner, Gert Wiescher, Hubert Jocham, P22, Underware and Jos Buivenga.
When it comes to font design, the initial list features some heavy hitters. The book retails for $20 and would certainly look spiffy on any coffee table.