Tobias Frere-Jones’s specimen collection: Now on postcards

Tobias Frere-Jones’s specimen collection: Now on postcards

Typographers may be familiar with Princeton Architectural Press through their uber-popular Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton or their underrated Typographic Layout Systems by Kimberly Elam. And while the specialized publisher continues to release architecture, art and design books each season, it has expanded its portfolio to include ephemera—in this case, typographically lush postcards.

 The postcards are divided by country of origin: France, Germany, United States, and United Kingdom.

The postcards are divided by country of origin: France, Germany, United States, and United Kingdom.

Curated by Tobias Frere-Jones and selected from his personal collection of type specimens, the deck of fifty cards features striking imagery of original French, German, American, and British typefaces. Delivered and kept in a small cloth box, reminiscent of a vintage specimen book, the set is available in November.

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Fifty Type Specimens, the postcard set by Princeton Architectural Press
Frere-Jones Type, Tobias Frere-Jones’s type foundry

Easy breezy no more

Easy breezy no more

‘The Visual History of Type’ fulfills its promise

‘The Visual History of Type’ fulfills its promise

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