TypeTogether’s ‘Building Ligatures’ is a Must-Read for Progressive Typography Fans

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If you’re looking to really dive deep into the world of typography, TypeTogether‘s new book has you covered. The Czech type foundry’s in-depth guide Building Ligatures: The Power of Type provides some of the most expansive examinations of typesetting on the market. This massive new book has something for every level of typography fan, from basic outlines of great fonts to retrospectives and interviews with some of the field’s leading experts. Building Ligatures also provides timely criticism and a truly global perspective, so it’s perfect for anyone interested in learning more about fonts in Arabic, Devanagari, and more.

Check out a preview below, and order Building Ligatures: The Power of Type on TypeTogether’s website.

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Building ligatures: the power of type

In typography a ligature is a connection, an unbreakable bond between parts that results in something new, useful, and evocative. Over the course of its fifteen years in existence, the TypeTogether type foundry has built precisely that — both literally and figuratively. In Building ligatures: the power of type, TypeTogether’s cosmopolitan team of experts presents a cross section of the knowledge, experience, and best practices in type design, typography, and graphic design.

Photographs by Pavlo Kochan.


Founders: Veronika Burian, José Scaglione. 

Team: Azza Alameddine, María Cecilia Brarda, Joancarles Casasín, Rabab Charafeddine, Fernanda Farias, Joshua Farmer, Roxane Gataud, Pooja Saxena, Elena Veguillas, Liu Zhao.

Collaborators: Sahar Afshar, Clare Bell, Filip Blažek, Dr Mary Ann Bolger Andrea Braccaloni, Tim Brown, Jorge de Buen Unna, Dr Petra Černe Oven, Dr Nadine Chahine, Stephen Coles, Dave Crossland, Beatrice D’Agostino, Catherine Dixon, Vera Evstafieva, Ivo Gabrowitsch, Verena Gerlach, Tom Grace, Hyewon Han, Mark Jamra, Linda Kudrnovská, Gerry Leonidas, Laura Meseguer, Jan Middendorp, Ben Mitchell, Elena Ramírez, Ariadne Remoundakis, Dr Fiona Ross, Pablo Ruiz, Radek Sidun, Sara Soueidan, Martin Tiefenthaler, Dr Gerard Unger (1942–2018), Irene Vlachou, Anuthin Wongsunkakon, Qiu Yin.


Know-how section: selected essays from matchmaking and licensing, font quality, digital typesetting, and multiscript typography to more ­fundamental questions, such as whether the world still needs new typefaces.

Fonts section: presents a glimpse of the foundry’s most beloved typefaces.

Contributors section: introduces some of the most respected and influential experts in the typographic industry who ­happened to become TypeTogether’s colleagues and friends.


Title Building ligatures: the power of type

Published by TypeTogether

Editor Linda Kudrnovská

Design Filip Blažek

Number of pages 248 full colour

Size 156 × 232 mm

Internal typefaces used Bely and Lektorat from TypeTogether

Paper Fedrigoni Arena

Price 25 € (+13 &euro handling & shipping)