Design: Type A Seductive Collection of Alluring Type Designs

Design: Type by Paul Burgess and Tony Seddon

A Seductive Collection of Alluring Type Designs

Format: Paperback / softback, 272 Pages
ISBN: 9781592537983
Series: Design

Featuring a curated collection of about 500 exquisite designs, along with essays from top designers about the essence and importance of good typography in design, Design: Type is an insightful resource filled with mini-workshops that dissect several featured projects and highlight the effectiveness of the type treatments. The first in a new series, this informative sourcebook offers the best of typography in practice and is an essential resource for students and professionals alike.

Tony Seddon’s longstanding career as a graphic designer has taken him from his native Cornwall, via London and several publishing companies, to East Sussex where he now works as a freelance designer and writer. He has authored and co-authored multiple books, including Graphic Design for Non-designers; Art Directing Projects for Print; and Thou Shall Not Use Comic Sans. Visit him online at

Paul Burgess is a web designer based in Brighton, UK. He spent 20 years as creative director at some of London’s fastest growing agencies, and is now principal of Burge Agency ( Paul has a multi-disciplined and integrated approach to design and creative campaigns, successfully working for some of the world’s biggest (and smallest) brands. Visit him online at

Format: Paperback / softback, 272 Pages
ISBN: 9781592537983
Series: Design
Illustrations: 500+ color photos
Size: 8 in x 10 in x 0.75 in / 203.2 mm x 254 mm x 19.05 mm


1: Minimal:Type

2: Ragged:Type

3: Free-form:Type

4: Traditional:Type


Design:Type. An introduction: Paul Burgess

Less is so much more: Tony Seddon

Breaking the rules: Jorge Restrepo

Embracing imperfection: Jay Roeder

New traditionalism: Bethany Heck

A closer look

Blok Design: PAR

Sensus Design Factory Zagreb: First Shot 2010

Magma Brand Design: Fonts in Focus

Wonksite Studio: mySHELF

Magma Brand Design: Slanted Magazine

Brigada: Typotecture

344 Design: 344 Questions

Jay Roeder: Blink 182

Imagine: Cake Liberation Front

I Love Dust: Choice Cuts

Voice: Longview Vineyard

Bethany Heck: The Eephus League

Contributor Index

About the author: Paul Burgess