Scott & Nix publishes books, and Charles Nix is a type fanatic. Their website includes two lists that will definitely propel you toward a greater understanding of type. The first is a list of 50+ typefaces that they use in their book and book jacket designs, with an example of each font. The second is a list of 100 books on typography that they recommend.
What a rare resource: a list of fonts from multiple foundries that have proven themselves to work together for professional publishing, and font books personally selected by the chief font freak at Scott & Nix! See them at www.scottandnix.com/typefaces_02.php and www.scottandnix.com/typographic_books.php.
(Thanks to Chuck Green at PagePlane for pointing this out.)
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.