Type Deck: Index Cards

Steven Heller, Rick Landers


Typefaces come in thousands of shapes, sizes, and styles. Like verbal language, with all its nuances, dialects, and accents, different faces say distinct things to many people. Type Deck identifies characteristics and places particular forms in historical periods and aesthetic contexts. Each of the fifty-four cards features a hand-drawn character, and fascinating insight into its historical context, design, and purpose. The collection is divided into six categories: Victorian, Arts & Crafts / Art Nouveau, Black Letter, Modern, Eclectic, and Post Modern.


Steven Heller


Steven Heller is co-chair of the MFA Design: Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. His many previous books includeTypographic Universe, New Modernist Type, and Scripts.

Rick Landers


Rick Landers is founding partner and co-creative director of graphic design studio Landers Miller Design.