Interested in cool typefaces and typeface design? Take a look at “A Font Is Born: Inside the Creative Process of Hoefler and Frere-Jones”. Frere-Jones created Gotham, the breakout typeface of the 2008 Obama election. And now it looks like they are breaking up their partnership!
To explore typography and typographers further:
Tobias Frere-Jones : Gerrit Noordzij prize exhibition / – Z250.A2 F73 2009
Just my type : a book about fonts / Simon Garfield. – Z250 .G237 2010
Design for Obama : posters for change : a grassroots anthology / edited by Spike Lee and Aaron Perry-Zucker ; essay by Steven Heller – E906 .D49 2009
Lettering & type : creating letters and designing typefaces / Bruce Willen, Nolen Strals – Z250 .W598 2009
Designing type / Karen Cheng – Z246 .C44 2005
The elements of typographic style / Robert Bringhurst – Z246 .B74 2004