TypeCast is a book design concept which showcases twenty-eight typefaces across five historical classifications. The book case is a triangle shape which opens in full to a 6"x6" square format. The exposed binding is hand-stitched with a fabric covered case.
The contents page is a triangular barrel fold which reveals the five historical classifications color coded for the viewer’s reference. The warm grays allude to the classifications that are primarily associated prior to the 20th century, switching to blue greens for the more dramatic stylistic periods beginning in the late 1800’s. The illustrations contained in the folds allude to the typographic elements of ligatures and stress.
TypeCast features a fold-out 12"x12" timeline which showcases the five classifications in reference to design movements and technological advances. The timeline provides a high level overview of the history of typography—each of the typefaces featured in the book are contained within the timeline showing the year the typeface was released, an example of the typeface, and the type designer(s).
CLASSIFICATION SECTION HEADERS
The beginning of each section of TypeCast is headed with a die cut page which reveals an example of the characteristics of the type classification when the page is turned. The abbreviated title square is also used as an identification element on the historical timeline.
TypeCast features twenty-eight typefaces to showcase the characteristics of the type classifications and their evolution over time. The axial composition lends to the interactive nature of the book by providing multiple perspectives of the type.
Each section of TypeCast features a type designer with a short biography of their careers and a sample list of their best known work in typography.
The pages of TypeCast are bound by hand using a coptic stitch. The exposed binding allows the pages of the book to lay flat when open.