the English landscape. Over a
thousand years it has evolved a
grandeur and a beauty unrivalled
in Europe. It is the icon of every
parish. At last it has achieved
'An astonishing and handsome
‘A magisterial survey’
‘A distinctive, valuable and
beautiful book on a surprisingly
‘No one who buys a copy of
Fifty English Steeples is going
to regret it … so beautiful,
so artfully presented …
‘Truly special and unique …
Grand designs indeed’
Plans bring depth to each scheme’
‘Lavish … exquisitely documents every detail of its design’
The Daily Telegraph
‘A treat for modern dandies …
a complete guide to masculine chic.’
elegantly examining the history
of British luxury goods.’
Not only designed by us but written by Grade’s Creative Director Peter Dawson, The Field Guide to Typography draws on his extensive experience and knowledge of typeface history and design to create a comprehensive tome on identifying and understanding
the typefaces we see around us everyday. Focusing primarily
on type we see in the built environment, the book explores how typefaces come about and how their usage often dictates their appearance. From airlines
to computers, the book is a comprehensive guide to
our typographic world.
‘… even typeface newbies will feel warmly welcome upon entering the complex world
of serif and sans serif.’
'... this book is inspiring, a realisation of possibilities
in resourceful living and a catalogue of ideas that provides easy yet sophisticated solutions to space shortages.'
'A rewarding and beautifully illustrated study of a little-
known, but remarkable style
British Book Design and Production Awards 2005
'StyleCity: the must-have read for discerning travellers. More of a hitlist of cool places to go then
a run-of-the-mill travel guide'
The Daily Telegraph
'Beautiful design... the medium, here, is definitely the message'
The Sunday Times
'The Gucci of travel guides'
'Lively, colourful, fresh guides'
'The destination of choice for
the style-conscious traveller'