One of the most essential tools of graphic design, typography influences the appearance of visual print materials perhaps more than any other component. This essential book explains the processes behind creating and designing type. Every letter itself influences the rest of the design. This is a good look at composition and systems within typography.
By Martina Flor, this book starts out with typography definitions which are very helpful for a good overview up front, especially with making well constructed letters. You'll get a lot of great helpful tips for working with color, becoming a professional lettering designer, pricing, and some good info for doing this full time.
This book by Leslie Cabarga is a celebration almost for the making of type. There's a lot of history on type, guides on lettering basics for digital lettering, and understanding the bezier curves.
This is a great step by step guide on how to get lettering styles down. You'll learn how to construct and mix variants of type forms like script, serif, sans-serif. A great book full of tips and guides on creating letters by hand.
A really, really good guide to using typography. This book is a staple for any designer that has to use even a single word. It has terminology, history, (a really helpful guide to grids in design). Get this if you plan on getting into design.
Demonstrations on typography done the right way. It's well designed and informative. This might be a good starting point into using typography for new designers (or any designer for that matter.)
This book is for the type nerds like us who want to know everything there is to know about the elements of typography. Honestly, I couldn't finish this book because of how dense the information is in here. You learn the effects of rhythm and proportion, character alternatives in fonts and typefaces... really, get this book if you're somebody who builds letters from scratch and uses it in big designs.
You'd probably think that this book goes over modern fonts... You might be surprised that a typeface (like a font) is over 500 years old. There's just so many great fonts that were designed centuries before you were here.
A deep dive into the form of letters, typography, and it's uses.
Really good work book on taking sketches and moving them into vector programs to create beautiful hand lettering.
A deep dive into letters, letterspacing, words, wordspacing, lines, and columns.
Very lavish hand lettering and it's application in modern day things. A good inspiration book of Louise Fili.